Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Seeing Summer out the Door

I had a great long weekend saying goodbye to summer. I spent all Friday doing my fall cleaning (and for a few hours actually had my entire house clean at the same time!). Sunday morning, I enjoyed a beautiful, cool long run. And then it was off to the golf course for one last tournament.

Just the usual shenanigans.

Then Sunday morning Sophie and I were up bright and early to spend the day at the State Fair with my in-laws.

Bring on fall!

I was tagged by a couple of classy ladies with the Cherry on Top Award and that other happiness award that's going around. Thanks to my tri-idol, P and my fellow Packer lover, Jeri! By now I'm sure you are familiar with the rules. And while I agree with a lot of you that I wouldn't change much because even the bad stuff and mistakes brought me to where I am today, I would change lots of little things. Like my underwear. Just kidding. But I wish I would have been nicer to my siblings when we were young. And I wish I never would have gotten that Richard Simmons haircut when I was in 5th grade.

Anyhow, onto 10 things that make me happy - the fall version:
1. The whole month of October (my favorite races, Sophie's birthday, Halloween - I love it!).

2. Changing leaves.

3. Cool running temps.

4. New shows on TV.

5. Knowing that the holidays are coming, yet still being able to cling to denial about that frigid bitch winter.

6. Jeans and sweatshirts.

7. The start of my fall "sports" - bowling and book club.

8. Soup season.

9. Colder nights = dead mosquitos.

10. My one year anniversary at the kettlebell gym - I got a free shirt AND discounted class prices.

I know I'm supposed to tag people, but my keyboard is messed up and if I have to deal with it for much longer I might throw my computer out the window! So if you're reading this and you haven't done this yet, consider yourself tagged.


Katie A. said...

I LOVE to clean my house - and I make my hubbs take me out to dinner that night so I don't mess up the kitchen!

I think fall has kind-of arrived here, although I'm sure it's just teasing us. I wore jeans to today and was actually comfortable! Cannot wait to start burning my holiday candle, decorating and yes, of course, soup!!!

And, I LOVE back to school time, too. I'm a nerd and wish I could be a professional student!
Have a great week girlie!

P said...

Ha, ha, ha! I almost spit my drink out when you said you would change your underwear!! That's priceless! There are SO many haircuts I would avoid, too. Yikes.
Thank you for the super nice compliment! :-)

Diana said...

I absolutely LOVE #9! I can't wait for those little bastards to freeze over for the year!
Congrats on the 1 year anniversary of kettlebells!! Keep Swinging!!

DRog said...

Amendment to #6 (for me) shorts and long sleeve shirt!!!

keep up the good training almost there

Jill said...

No better time to run than with cooler fall temps with the leaves changing. So bring on fall!!!

Love the pic of your daughter..man she is so cute!! :)

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Less mosquitos is an awesome aspect of fall, among many.

Marlene said...

I LOVE ME SOME FALL! Summer is okay, but I'm ready for the pumpkins and sweaters for sure.

Teamarcia said...

Can you believe how abruptly the summer temps and humidity have left?? Unreal...but I'm NOT complaining!
Seriously a Richard Simmons do?

Andrew Opala said...

not it! no touch backs.

Jess said...

I REALLY miss fall in MN. So much so that it has had me thinking lately...but, then there is the winter to contend with. Can I have a MN fall but not the winter that follows it?

Christine said...

Great list!! Fall also starts coming to VA and I love it!! I love going on a run whenever I want to and not when the temps are ok :)