Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday's Favorites

The other day I was praying whining to God about the weather. (Anyone else care to admit, like me, that sometimes your prayers are more like whining than a conversation with God?) I grew up in the Midwest. The Midwest has 4 seasons. All different. I have now lived in South Texas for almost 3 years. The South has pretty much the exact same weather, give or take 20-25 degrees. My mind can not wrap itself around the fact that although the calendar says October, which in my mind equals cool weather, leaves changing, sweaters, fires, etc. the weather here equals summer, as in 92 degree summer weather. In the middle of October. This just doesn't seem right. I was talking to God about this. How I could really use a break from this hot weather. Something, anything a bit cooler. I was starting to get depressed about it. Guess what came through last night? Yes, a Texas kind of cool front. Guess what the high temperature was today? 71 degrees! TWENTY degrees cooler! Noticeably cooler. So much so that as I am writing this I have all the windows open, I'm wearing a fleece and I am playing Christmas music! That's Texas weather for you!

Thank you Lord for loving me enough to listen to my pathetic whining and graciously lavishing South Texas with a break in the weather. You are so kind.

Anyway, for Friday's Favorites I thought I would talk about favorite things about fall. Please feel free to add any you can think of. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

1. sweaters
2. fire in the fireplace
3. opening up the windows and airing out the house
4. pumpkins
5. cool temperatures
6. leaves changing
7. hay rides
8. wearing jeans and not roasting
9. reading a book while covered in a blanket
10.flannel pj's

What are your favorite fall thing? Let me know.

Take care,


Emily said...

warm apple cider
jalaneo and cheese hot dogs cooked over a bonfire
sleeping bundled up in a down blanket with the windows open
cuddly pajama pants
new prime-time tv season starts
not being sweaty anymore

Becoming Me said...

Nope...I've never whined to God...but I just lied in your comment section. :-)

Suzie said...

Wow you have some pretty powerful prayers

D... said...

You brought back a "great" memory. I've lived in the south for the majority of my life, except in areas that have 4 seasons. When we moved to TX, my son was about 6mths old. Around August, I bought all his winter clothes. Then waited and waited and waited for it to get cold enough for him to wear. That one week it was cold enough, he had already outgrown them. ARGH!

I loved your list!

Bubba's Sis said...

Thank you for praying for fall! We're enjoying it, too! Now, can you pray it stays awhile instead of going back to summer in 3 days? ;-)

What do I love about fall? High school football! College football! New TV season! Halloween candy!

katemcdonald said...

fall as a crispness that you can almost SMELL- Beth and I took a walk yesterday and I thought 'if they could bottle this, someone would get rich'

since beth lives in TX now too, she was also talking about missing fall

Anonymous said...

10/20/08 Hi Julie - I've read your blogs lately but always in a hurry & never took time to comment. About fall I like the beautiful colors; apple & pumpkin goodies & the smell of them baking; end of "humid" weather; crunchy leaves to walk in. Check your older blogs for more notes.
Love - Grandma

Kristin said...

by the way - how do you get the line to cross out a word?