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The Personal Blog of Lori Hogan

Why I Love Fall

When I was younger, I always thought that Labour Day was the same as New Year’s Day.  It didn’t make sense that the new year officially started in January.  September was when the new school year begins, when my birthday happens, and when life resumes its normal pace after a  lazy summer.  And I loved all of that!!

I still love September, and I especially love the start of fall, my favorite season.  Why is fall my favorite season?

  1. The return of reasonable temperatures that are seasonally appropriate (I’m looking at you, June 2011).  I’m not one who enjoys extended periods of warmth.

  2. Windy, rainy days that don’t make you feel bad for staying home and watching a movie and enjoying some comfort food.

  3. Wearing sweaters, skirts and tights.  I <3 tights.

  4. Walking the dog down a path framed with coloured leaves.

  5. Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day. The long weekends!

  6. An inevitable IEEE trip somewhere (this season there are two trips: Jersey City and Mississauga).

  7. The start of school, classes, clinics, etc.

  8. The return of loved TV shows and the start of new ones.

  9. Winter is something to look forward to still, not swear at while in the middle of it.

  10. Darker evenings mean an easier time getting Baby J to sleep, and darker mornings mean a tad more sleep. For now.

  11. Planning for Christmas. Ya, I said it.

  12. Hallowe’en! (Full disclosure: I’ve never been a huge fan of Hallowe’en, but having a kid makes it more fun this year.)

  13. The return of the pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks, and knowing that Peppermint Mochas are coming soon!

  14. Fall running. I don’t like getting too sweaty, and hate wearing shorts when I run. Fall temperatures take care of that for me. :)

  15. … SO many more things that can’t be verbalized.