Fall is in the air in the mornings here. It still gets to 75 degrees in the afternoon, but the mornings have that crisp clean feel to them and for the first time in a long time I am completely in love with it. As a kid, I of course loved it because it meant snow, which meant snow days. As an adult, I of course didn't love it because it meant waking up earlier to make it to work on time, shoveling the walk way, and leaving behind peemarks from my dog in the snow that everyone hates. This year? I'm excited.
I'm excited to take Roxanne on walks at night and not see a single soul around. I love going a couple of blocks from our house to the old train yard with Vince and just letting Roxi run wild while being held by my love. She thoroughly loves the snow, probably more than the sun in summertime, and it is so adorable to watch. She'll put her head down to the ground and hold it there as she runs, piling up snow like a plow, and she'll eventually get to the point where she stops because she is so buried in snow that she can't push anymore.
I'm excited to sit on my couch with the heater blasting and working on projects. I'm already starting to figure out what I want to do for Christmas presents, and I want them all to be handmade...which means I need to start now. It's one of my favorite things to have it be snowing outside with the windows all fogged up and an orange glow coming in my house while I am sitting all cozied up working on something with a good show on or some music. Winter is the time of year when I don't have to feel guilty for staying cooped up in the house because Vince can't tell me I'm missing a nice day outside!
Lastly, I'm excited to wear new comfy clothes. I've never been a boots/leggings/skirt person aside from a few times last winter, but this year I'm going to give it a go. I got some sweet cheap boots from Ross this weekend and I am so excited about them! Until now I have yet to find a pair of boots that go high enough up my long legs to make it look like they fit me that aren't high heels because Hello, I don't need to be taller than my six foot. I'm ready to wear cute dresses and leggings and look all cozy like some girls do!
Granted, I'm still not ready for the actual snow, but there's nothing I can do about that. Are you guys excited for the winter that is about to be upon us?