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TGI(A)F – Thank God It’s (Almost) Fall

The weather here is waffling.  It wants to be chilly most of the time, but warm weather tries to sneak in every now and then.  At the beginning of the week there are frost advisories, and Michiganders who have the misfortune of having to wake up early to go to work, scrape frost off their windshields with ice scrapers (or if they’re unprepared, they use credit cards or driver licences).  By the end of the week, the sun tries to triumph over the cold front, and it’s about 75 degrees for a day.

I love Autumn.  It’s my favorite season even though it’s a sign that six months of freezing cold will soon be upon us.  Until then, this is what I get to look forward to for the next three months:

Orange and red and yellow leaves creating canopies
over the roads I drive, dancing as they fall off the trees, and
carpeting the once green lawns ++ the scent of dried leaves
burning in metal barrels along the side of the road ++ crisp
mornings and cool afternoons ++ scarf, sweater, and
mitten weather ++ an excuse to make soup and chili a
staple in my diet ++ pumpkin pie, pumpkin latte, and
pumpkin bread ++ apple cider (mixed with rum for those
who are of legal drinking age) ++ Halloween costumes
and Thanksgiving feasts ++ Snuggling under blankets
to keep warm on those particularly cold nights ++
holiday themed TV episodes

What are you looking forward to this Fall?