I know, I know.
But it happens this time every year for me. The only difference is that Mother Nature is teasing me with these lower humidity and temps we've been having here in Louisiana over the weekend. So today I'm sharing some "fallish" thoughts I'm having these days.
Pumpkins. Leaves. Cooler days. Give me, give me, give me! I mean, seriously. I'm over the heat. When you're sweating on a float in the middle of a pool at the end of July, while trying to finish the best novel you've read in a while, that means it's HAWT. I really want to carve a pumpkin. Right now. And I promise that I wouldn't even cuss all the leaves that fill up our yard every fall if I could just have some temps in the 50s or 60s.
We seriously have a bird in our fireplace right now. Even though we have a "top" on our chimney, we always seem to manage a bird making that treacherous fall every summer. One year, it was a duck of all things. And, no! We don't dare open the fireplace because the last thing I need is a bird flying around my house. But I can't wait until that first fire of the season. It makes me smile just thinking about it!
My fall go to outfit is a tunic or dress with leggings and boots. Period. I am so thankful that our new dress code policy at work still allows us to wear leggings, because I seriously don't know what I would do if it didn't. Four years ago, I bought these Sam Edelman boots in the copper and black and if I had to do the girl math, I'm sure the price point would calculate to something like $.000125. My favorite leggings are Hue.
I guess if I'm rushing Fall, I should probably take down the 4th of July decor around our front door, shouldn't I? Can't wait to breakout all my fall decor and let's not forget about Halloween!
I mean, this just pretty much sums football season up, doesn't it? I start missing the season a minute after the national championship game is played. It may sound totally crazy, but I love when Wayne gets hyped up about his team. You can't be a Horton - whether in Louisiana OR Alabama! - and NOT love Alabama football! We live for Game Day Saturdays at our house!
And...just in time for football season, a huge pot of gumbo! This is probably the most requested dish at our at-home tailgate parties with friends. Nothing makes me happier than having our friends over in their favorite team's jersey or t-shirt and see them cheering! Even our LSWho friends! I think we've had every SEC team represented at some point throughout the years, with the exception of Texas A&M and Missouri.
Now, if only October would hurry up and get here!