Pros and Cons of the changing seasons!
If you're like me, there are things you love about the changing seasons - and things you dread.
The beautiful colors are a plus. I love to look out my bedroom window and see the changing leaves on all the trees. And driving along the highway is more relaxing with fall colors everywhere. Soooo pretty.
I hate seeing those leaves begin to drop off, though, sometimes ripped away by a cutting breeze! Brrrr....
I love decorating for the holidays. My grandson is making that extra fun this year because everything is better through the eyes of a four year old. He helped me put out scarecrows, choose pumpkins and mums, and hang some ghosts in the trees.
I also enjoy picking up those gel window clings for him to play with. He arranges and rearranges and fills up every window! They're perfect because they stick easily, and are cheap enough that if he mangles one, it doesn't matter.
And for whatever reason, my grandson enjoys carrying around the glow-in-the-dark skeleton that normally hangs outside. Sort of cracks me up!
I don't like that it's dark so early in the evening, and dark when I get out of bed. I'm a sunshine fan, and I think I could even handle the colder weather if the sun shone all the time.
I love cooking "cool weather" meals like one-pot stews and baked bread, roasts and mashed potatoes, stuffed chicken or turkey and steamed veggies - all the things we avoid when it's 90 degrees outside.
In fact, in the summer, almost every meal is grilled. That has its own appeal, but now I like how the house feels and smells while food is baking. Yum!
But boy do I dread the weight I pick up in winter. All that baking really packs on the pounds!
And speaking of pounds... the layers of clothes I have to wear is a total bummer. I hate being cold, so I usually wear long T-shirts under bulky sweatshirts and when I go outside, a coat over that! It's tough to move.
On the upside, extra clothes hide lots of body flaws. LOL You can barely see me under there!
What about you? What do you like or dislike about the rapidly changing weather?
Do you have certain winter and summer meals?
Do you decorate for Fall and Halloween, and if so, what type of decorations?
Whatever your preferences, I hope you're staying healthy, warm, and happy during this brisk October!
Hugs to all,
L. L. Foster