This week is the first time that I’ve woken up in the morning and felt that there was a bit of crispness in the air. Fall is coming, people! It may get up to over 90 degrees during the day, but the nights? Well, the nights are glorious. To celebrate, here is a bit of a fall social!
1. What is your favorite fall activity?
Oddly enough, pretty dang similar to one of my favorite summer activities. Sitting in the hammock reading a book. Only add an afghan and subtract a multitude of mosquitoes.
2. Do you follow a football team? If so, which one and why?
It’s Hokie Football season, baby!! Despite the horrid display by special teams in our opener against the defending two-time national champions of Alabama, our defense is living up to Foster’s reputation. Here’s hoping that Beamerball returns and the new offensive coordinator can finally do what Stinespring could not–build a cohesive unit and DEVELOP THE STINKIN’ QUARTERBACK!
3. What is something fun about fall in your area?
Oh, we’re still all about the festival. The Brunswick Stew festival. The fall harvest festival. The Fall Festival Parade. You name it. Then you have the natural beauty–skyline drive, the leaves changing, etc.
4. What are your favorite fall staple outfits?
For work I finally give up the maxi skirts and yoga shoes and switch to black pants and Danskos. For play? My life is good sweatshirt, my comfy black pintuck shirt, and too-old-to-be-worn-in-public jeans.
5. What things are his looking forward to most about this coming fall season?
I’m assuming that should be ‘you’ not ‘his’? Let’s see, my newest niece will be here in October. My current newest niece will be six months for Halloween, so that should be fun. My job is picking up the pace. My mom is 30 days into this drug trial, so hopefully the fall will show improvement in her condition and she can thoroughly enjoy the holidays, her favorite time of year.
6. What is your favorite fall holiday? Tradition?
Um, Arbor Day? I don’t know that I have a favorite fall holiday. I love the fall, absolutely love it. But the big holidays come so fast and furious amidst a giant production at church, so I really don’t enjoy them. Plus Thanksgiving is my LEAST favorite holiday–I don’t enjoy the foods served, and then there is the ongoing issue of the divorced/remarried parents during the season. Ugh. But tradition? My cousin and I have watched the season opener of College Football together at BW3 for the last fifteen years or so, and now that life has gone on and marriage and kids have entered the picture for him, it’s one of the few times of the year we can still catch up. And I wouldn’t trade it for the world. This year I left the surprise birthday party of my best friend’s husband/son after only an hour, and skipped another party altogether just to meet him to watch the Hokies lose!!