Okay, so don’t get all upset and drop your pumpkin spice lattes!
I am not saying I don’t love fall, I am just saying there are some things I don’t exactly love about fall!
I have expressed many times that I have a difficult time saying goodbye to summer. So, just for fun, I thought I would do an “old time blogging” type of post today to let you know how I feel about this new season that is upon us…
Here are Five Things I Don’t Love About Fall:
Seriously, does anyone really love when it gets dark at dinner time? Not me! And it gets really bad when we turn back those clocks in November. Fall back you say? I say, let’s just fall all the way back…to summer, that is! I am already longing for those lazy summer days when the sun would set at 8:30/9:00 p.m.
This photo was taken around 8:50 p.m. on the first day of summer a couple years ago. Need I say more?
Yeah, I know…how Un-American of me…
It’s not that I hate football, I just don’t love it. Sure it’s fun to go to a college football game and engage in some pre-game tailgaiting and socializing festivites. That’s the part I like…well as long as the weather is nice. The part I don’t like is the actual watching of the game, especially if it is cold and I don’t have one of those butt-warming cushions to sit on.
Watch it on TV, you say? Oh what a snoozefest. I have no interest in that either. After all these years of being married to a former high school and college football playing husband, I still haven’t developed a love for the game. Oh well, at least we have two boys who enjoy watching it!
My Shoe Situation –
Goodbye darling flip flops…
And hello to uncomfortable boots and shoes that I can’t squeeze my ghastly bunion into! After wearing heels for work for so many years, I am now paying for it with a practically deformed foot that really should be fitted for those granny-type of orthopedic shoes. I can deal with it during the summer because my bunion is happy and free in sandals but when fall comes, I am in trouble. I can basically wear just a few select boots and some random loafers if they are cut right. Shoe shopping becomes a nightmare this time of year.
The Grass is on its way out
I always love the first day our lawn service shows up in the spring. The smell of a fresh cut lawn is just heavenly. As fall approaches, some leaves have started to fall and the lawn scent is just not the same. Don’t even get me started on what my flowers look like this time of year. I have never claimed to have a green thumb but this time of year, not much can be done with those dying blossoms.
Rosie knows how to appreciate a green lawn!
With a monster of a hurricane currently heading towards the east coast, you can’t tell me I am the only one who is thinking about this aspect of fall.
During Hurricane Sandy, we lost power for 12 days. Yes, twelve long days. I still have flashbacks every time I smell gasoline because we had to fill up our handy-dandy little generator that entire time.
Every year, my husband talks about installing a whole-house generator. Have we done it yet? No, of course not. Now we have the storm of the century heading towards us and we are basically unprepared. Can you see why there are things I don’t like about fall?
Oh wait, one more thing – I don’t love how the deer always eat our pumpkins! I know that’s actually six but I forgot this one until the last minute!
Country living…what can I say?
But there are plenty of things I DO love about fall! Just in case you don’t believe me now, here are some posts where I have obviously embraced the season:
- Autumn Table with White Pumpkin Vignettes
- Thanksgiving Table Setting with White Pumpkins
- Fall Mantel with Apples and White Pumpkins
- Vermont in the Fall – Is There A Better Place to Be?
- A Festive Fall Vignette on the Console Table
Are there any things you do not love about fall?
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