Wednesday, October 19, 2011

10 Things I Love About Fall

Working on a campus really makes you think about fall each year.  New students, new friends, new supplies, new clothes, and many more new things.  When most people think about the fall season, they think about harvesting the land and storing ripe foods, which brings me to the first thing that I love about fall.

1.  Pumpkins.  I love pumpkins for decorating, eating, or drinking. A couple of items I love with pumpkin is Pumpkin Spice Latte, here is my recipe. I also tried a new recipe for Slow Cooker Pumpkin Oatmeal that is delicious. One other thing I enjoy snacking on is Toasted Pumpkin Seeds.

2.  Decorations.  I usually never decorate my house but do in the fall. The pumpkins and mums immediately are purchased and placed in my front yard. I love the fabrics of fall, the Halloween Decorations, plus the colors of fall. So beautiful.

3.  Parents Visiting. Once a year my parents drive out and spend about a week and a half with me.  They live on the east coast and I do not get to see them much so this is a great chance for me to enjoy them and enjoy lots of activities with each one of them. I smile because we always stand in front of the house the morning that they are leaving to take pictures. Here are a couple.

4. Football. As I stated above I work for The University of Oklahoma.  If you know anything about college football, you have heard of the Sooners.  Living in a football town, you really MUST love football.  It is all around you with cars, people, and the noises.  I love it.  I was lucky this year and went to a game with my dad where we sat on the 50 yard line.  Such great memories.  Also this year I am in a Fantasy Football league with my dad and brothers.  It is so much fun calling them and talking football.  

5.  Fashion.  I love the boots, the bags, the layers, and getting to wear jeans.  I love wrapping up in a warm comfortable sweater.  I love the colors and In Style magazine September Issue feels like it could weigh you down with all the fashion.  Check it out.

6.  Activities. There are a million activities to attend.  Fall Festivals, Football, Golf Tournaments, Apple Picking, Haunted Houses, Homecoming, National Weather Center Open House, and many more.  

7.  Walks.  I walk about 360 out of 365 days in a year.  Walks are wonderful this time of year because the mornings are cooler and so are the nights.  The sky is amazing with lots and lots of stars and I just could gaze for hours. I feel this chill in the air and get to wrap up in gloves and a warm hat.  Plus my dog that is covered in fur, bounces down the street.

8.  New TV.  I really do not watch TV because I do not have cable but there are so many new shows and old favorites that I eventually try to catch up on in the fall on Netflix or Hulu because I end up staying indoors more.  

9.  Books.  I love reading this time of year.  Since it is getting colder I do stay inside more than usual and I love to sit on the couch and read.  Also reading outside by a fire on the weekends.  I set up a challenge this year to read 100 books and so far I have read 54.  Fall is a time for me to catch up because I am 25 books behind for this time of the year.  Follow me on  

2011 Reading Challenge

2011 Reading Challenge

Kristi has

read 54 books toward her goal of 100 books.


10. Cooking.  My mind starts racing on food this time of year.  I want to bake apple pies and cook everything in the Crockpot.  I want to try new recipes and eventually try canning vegetables and maybe make some jam.

1 comment:

  1. Great post! I love your picture and your thoughts!



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