My favorite time of year!
For the last two weeks the temperatures here have been running at least 10 degrees above normal. That stinks. This summer was insufferably hot, breaking all kinds of records for the month of August, and I am really ready for it to move on.
Today, though, was gorgeous. The temp did still go higher than normal at 82, but there was virtually no humidity and a lovely, almost crisp breeze. This humidless weather is supposed to stick around for a while and the weather man is promising some days in the mid to low 70's which is normal for now. Thank goodness.
I love the fall air as the temperature begins to dip into the 60's. It has this fresh, crispness to it that just invigorates my being. The colors of the trees and leaves, the pallette of yellows, reds, oranges and browns, that are so earthy and so grounding to my soul.
I just want to hug everyone a little bit tighter and a little bit longer. I love to snuggle under a blanket with the kids and hubby at this time of year.
My joints and body doesn't usually hurt as much during this season either, always a bonus. The same in Spring. Too hot, no good, too cold, no good. Fall and Spring are just right for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus. I think many of my fellow sufferers would agree.
It is also the season of my birthday, my mom's birthday, my engagement and my wedding anniversary. I love the little celebrations that come with those days.
I also love the feeling of anticipation for the big holidays as autumn grows late. Thanksgiving first, a revelry for all that is autumn, bountiful and good. A time to embrace your family and give thanks.
Afterward, each day you can feel the crescendo of excitement build bringing us towardChristmas and the New Year. The kids start to wiggle in their seats more, dream more, ask for more, hug more and kiss more. It is magical and wonderous. Christmas time is for giving and for family and friends and home and hearth and our traditions. My favorite time of year, my favorite month.
I know that most people see Spring as the season of renewal, but for me, it is Autumn. The colors, the air, the personal celebrations, the Holidays, it is my own personal time of rejuvenation.