Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pretending It's Fall

The first "official" day of Fall passed and yet here in Ontario it's still as hot as hell. Oh, I know, I know. There are many people that "love" this weather and are so happy to see it still warm out. There are people all abuzz over how thankful we should be to have such "great" temperatures still and other individuals warning us to be thankful because when winter is upon us we'll WISH for these hot, sunny, sweaty days.

Umm, no I won't and I'm not one of those lovers of the heat.

So, while it doesn't feel like Fall to me AT ALL, it IS the official start and I'm a girl that is all about the brief season we call Autumn. In that same vein, I've decided to start fall types of activities.

We took my Mom, my nephew and my youngest to an apple orchard this weekend where we picked apples (mostly off the ground!) and played in mazes and went on a wagon ride. Of course it was blazing hot out but I refused to give in and wore a hoodie. Yep. That's how I roll. Anyways, we had a great time and the kids wore themselves out running and jumping and trying to find the perfect apple to put in their bags to take home.

After school yesterday, I assembled the group (I watch my sister's two kiddos after school) and we made some apple turnovers and a crisp. They each got to have a turnover with some vanilla ice cream for snack, and I sent some home with my sister as well. I still have an entire bag of apples left to use up, so I'm thinking I'll make two small crisps and freeze them for some comfort food down the frosty winter line.

Continuing in the spirit of all things fall, I took a deep look into my closet to peek on what I shamefully call my "fall wardrobe." To be honest, it isn't much of one. I have a few pairs of jeans, leggings, some sweaters and a few hoodies. There isn't really anything exciting. I'm torn between doing some clothes shopping for a few more pieces, or waiting a bit until it's ACTUALLY slightly cooler out and I've MAYBE lost a few more pounds. That may be wishful thinking with all the crisps and such. Ahem. All that being said, there are a few items I'd like to add to my puny closet, so maybe in the next month or so I'll get on that. As Stacey and Clinton say-dress for the body you have NOW. No sense in looking awful in the meantime right? Plus, it's always a false ego boost when you try on skinny jeans and can take like two sizes smaller due to their stretch. Thank you Lycra or Spandex or whatever it is that puts the stretchiness into clothing and makes us feel all skinny and stuff.

September has just flown by, and while it's usually my month to get back on track, I find that with the move into our new place and trying to set that up, school set up, activities and visits from family-it just hasn't happened. I have a hair appointment tomorrow for some darker fall locks and we have Thanksgiving plans with the inlaws at the beginning of October.

After that, it's ON, Fall. Bring your best game face and um, some cooler weather, please!

1 comment:

  1. I totally know what you mean about wearing the hoodie regardless of the temps because for me once my mind gets in "the mode" I dress for it regardless - like if we had one inkling of spring weather after winter, all of a sudden out are the sandals and bare feet and same thing if we are headed somewhere warm in the winter, I'm in sandals and dresses before we leave!

    I hasten to say that it does feel like Fall here now - the heat had to go on for realz yesterday and today is chilly. But in true Maritime fashion, we're back to 22 on the weekend. I hope we can take Cameron to a pumpkin patch or an apple orchard too :-)