HAPPY SUNDAY!!!!!!!! Welcome to another installment of Sunday Social, a weekly link-up hosted by Neely and Ashley. This week’s questions are all about fall, my FAV-O-RITE time of year. In fact, I tolerate the hot summers by reminding myself, “Fall will be here soon. Fall will be here soon.” I know, I’m pathetic!
This is perhaps my favorite Sunday Social (to date) because I love, love, love, love, LOVE this time of year. The leaves are turning deep shades of orange and crimson, the football fields have been freshly painted, and the weather is just cool enough for a light jacket or, my favorite clothing staple: a hoodie sweatshirt. Of course, fall also means farmers are in the fields harvesting crops, logs are stacked for fireplaces or outdoor fire pits, and I can shave my legs less often since I’m wearing long pants or blue jeans. HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!
What is your favorite FALL activity?
It’s not that I have particular activities that I enjoy in the fall, as much as it is I actually enjoy being OUTSIDE this time of year. Living in the South, summers are unbearable and you can find me (most days) hiding inside with the blinds and curtains drawn, fans blowing, and the air-conditioning on. Husband goes to the team-roping arenas more frequently in the fall, and it’s so much more enjoyable to watch him in his element with Blue.
Do you follow a football team? If so, which one and why?
I love football. No doubt about it. I’m going against my Southern Roots a bit, but it’s the honest truth: when it comes to football, I am a die-hard LOYALIST to the Southeastern Conference. There’s nothing better than watching SEC Football on Saturday. (When it comes to basketball, however, I bleed blue for the University of Kentucky.) I love the rich tradition of football in the South, and tail-gating with friends before the big game, and getting all dolled up in team colors. *When I say dolled up, I mean folks get dressed up. In the South, our Mamas taught us to always look nice and Game Day is no exception!
What is something FUN about FALL in the area you live?
The State Fair of Texas is in September, I’ve been once to that mega-event. It’s too big, though. I didn’t have time to visit all of the exhibits. After-dark is my favorite time of day, whether I’m with friends around a fire pit or with Husband.
What are your FALL wardrobe essentials?
Oh this is easy ……. flip flops and a hoodie sweatshirt!!!!!!! A nice pair of worn jeans and cowboy boots are nice too. But, again, living in Texas – where the weather changes in an instant – I have every season’s wardrobe available year-round. During the day, I might be wearing shorts and a t-shirt, but come sunset, it’s cool enough for a sweatshirt. Those are my favorite nights!!!!!
What are you most looking forward to this fall?
I would like to enroll in a few photography courses that are outside because I think my pictures are better in natural light. I might carve a pumpkin or two this year, since I haven’t done it in so long. I want to get my house clean and host a dinner party or two with friends, I have new recipes I want to try and Husband won’t help me eat some of the creations!
What is your favorite FALL holiday? Traditions?
My favorite fall holiday is Thanksgiving. My favorite fall tradition (could be a holiday, in the right crowd of people) is harvest time in the fields. I love going home to Kentucky while the farmers are in the fields harvesting their crops. It’s a dirty, dusty time, but it’s a good time. I was home last fall and spent significant time on the farm riding on machinery in the fields and riding in the tractor/trailer to market. You can read all about the experience here.
Now it’s YOUR turn to answer these questions. What do you love about FALL? Please leave a comment, I’m so glad you stopped by. Happy Sunday!