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I know people spend their entire year waiting for summer. Warmth, beaches, less clothing and sunshine – what could be better?
I get it. I really do. And I embrace the fact that I’m a total weirdo – because I actually love the END of summer more than anything!
(Especially now that I know when tick season is ‘round here. SUMMER.)
I love when the temperatures drop and the mornings are cloudy and crisp. I love it when I can’t leave the house without a fleece, warm socks and a mug of warm [insert warm beverage here: broth, buttered coffee, ginger-lemon skin “tonic”].
Of course, everyone loves the best of fall: Paleo pumpkin everything, Primal, refined-sugar-free apple cider, and football season (CHIEFS). But there are things I love about fall that probably make no sense to anyone but me. Here they are:
Shopping for boots. But never buying boots.
Everybody loves boot season. But what I REALLY love is ONLINE BOOT SHOPPING. And I love doing that WITHOUT ever buying a dang thing. Fill up that shopping cart, ogle it for a moment, then click “X” and breathe a sigh of relief that I didn’t just drop hundreds of sheckles on the most fabulous, fringed, strapped-and-studded $h!t-kickers ever made. It's exciting. It's thrilling. It's exhilarating. It's like skydiving for housebound bloggers.
Then, I go put on my broken-in ten-year-old $20 boots from Old Navy and feel like a million bucks.
Smelling like burned leaves.
Everybody loves a night around a fire pit. But does everyone love that smell of burned leaves that lingers in their hair through a good five showers? I sure do.
I don’t know if it’s because I’m so familiar with the smell of burning (hello, lack of cooking skills) or because it reminds me of great times, but that smell is on my top ten list. Right after the Gap’s old, discontinued “Grass” fragrance and the smell of tennis balls.
When my face gets red.
Being out in the crisp, cold air makes my face get all red, which reminds me of that episode of Saved By The Bell when Kelly Kapowski used Screech’s zit cream and turned maroon, which makes me giggle.
I have fall spirit written all over my face.
So, seriously – am I weird? What do you love most about fall? Let's get weird!
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