Wednesday, November 2

It's the Best Of Worst Of Fall

I've been in a little bit of a 'best of times/worst of times' mood the past week or so - and it has everything to do with the changing weather.

Spring and Autumn are my favorite seasons (although I love all four of them, at least for the first couple weeks of each), but fall is definitely my favorite-favorite. Except when the changing weather patterns got a little haywire. Yeah, hasn't been a banner few days here at Casa Knight - the kiddo has come down with bronchitis, which is aggravated by her allergies and asthma. So we're going on very little sleep. So, without further ado: My 3 Least Favorite Things About Fall (don't worry, there will be happy things in a sec!):

3. The weird weather swings. We live on Lake Erie, which means our weather is more temperate - at least until the lake freezes - than some areas. But the swings in temperature can still be huge...and that is just a cold waiting to happen...I hate colds!

2. The doctor's office visits that invariably await when/if colds morph into more serious bronchial infections for bebe - we just went through a week of that and..blech! I hate waiting in germ-infested waiting rooms..and I hate note being able to flip a switch and make her feel better!

1. Shorter days. Don't get me wrong, I love the clarity of the sun on brisk mornings, but I hate that the days are cut shorter by 4 or 5 hours. I like long, slow evenings, what can I say?

But, fall is one of my favorite times of year. I actually love the falling leaves, the changing colors that I don't leave y'all feeling down, here are my 3 Most Favorite Things About Fall:

3. Fallen leaves. I love the crunchity-crunch of leaves as we're walking. And the changing colors are so pretty - around here the leaves turn from green to fiery red to brilliant's like watching a living painting!

2. Hoodies. I love hoodies. The fleecier the better.

1. The decorations - I love getting our house ready for Halloween (we don't go nuts, just some cool candles and things) and then changing to Thanksgiving decorations on November 1. The oranges and yellows are brilliant!

What are your favorite (or least favorite) things about Fall?


  1. I'm agree, Kristi... all seasons are a wonderful change of pace. Or maybe it's the potential for how idylic they could (but usually don't) end up being. But there is always something to enjoy!

  2. I agree about everything, too. I think the colors are my favorite thing. I hope bebe's over the allergy hill for the winter now!

    1. I think she is - no issues for nearly 4 days now. Yay!

  3. Yeah, I'm a fall girl too, Kristi. But this one's been tough for us, so right now, I'm kinda anxious to hole up for winter. However, the days are gorgeous here in Indiana, so we'll continue to enjoy crisp air and sunshine a while longer. Hope Bebe is doing better!

  4. I couldn't come up with any bad things about fall. LOL But, my favorites are storms, leaves, and witches.

    I'm glad Bebe's feeling better. Always so scary when our little ones are sick. I remember when Jordy had the croup--sitting out on the porch in the cool night air and praying for it to be over. It only happened one year, so I feel for you having to go through this every season :(

  5. I enjoy the first days of fall - until morphs into winter, which can happen in the blink of an eye around here. Although this weekend it's supposed to get to about 17C, which I think is in the 50s or 60s F. It's like September all over again!