Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Gratitude - Day 5 (Fall)

Today I am thankful for fall. How generic is that? But it was such a beautiful day today. A cold morning warming to a sunny afternoon. A breeze sending showers of red and gold swirling off the trees. I felt like I was back in high school strolling home down a sidewalk crunchy with leaves, wearing a striped scarf, carrying a load of school books and gossiping with my girlfriend about the high school quarterback.

Except that when I was in high school I would never have worn a scarf to school, and I'm pretty sure I didn't know who our quarterback was. And I rode the bus.

But the point is, fall is here and it's GLORIOUS. Suddenly I feel like sipping spiced cider or mulled wine. I want to bake gingery pumpkin bread, or apple pie with pecans. I want to brew big pots of too spicy chili.

Hmmm. Actually, maybe it's just fall foods I am thankful for. But that works too.

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Oh! And sometime this weekend I am going to hit my 300th post. Glory, that's a lot of talking about myself. And to celebrate still having people come here after 121,432 grammatically creative words, I am doing another giveaway. I am just not sure exactly what I am giving away but it will be more of my favorite things. More of my favorite things that I can obtain for really, really cheap. Or free. Cause I'm klassy like that.

So tune in next week for round two of "Joy's favorite things that she ccould get for next to nothing" giveaway. I know you can't wait.

9 comments:

Chrissy said...

Hey, didn't you ride to school with me?

I'm certain we never discussed any quarterbacks.

Lori said...

Mmmmm... I love fall food. And winter food. And spring food. And summer food is yummy too.

Fall is beautiful. I love it.

flutter said...

Fall, so gorgeous

Michelle E. said...

Yes, Fall is definitely my favorite season!
:-) Michelle

Lisa writes... said...

Love fall. LOVE.fall. And I'm loving your gratitude posts! I may have to find my way out of this blog funk/hiatus I am currently on to post a little gratitude myself.

Maybe.

Kyla said...

I love fall, too. Absolutely love it. It is the one time of year I don't mind being outdoors.

Kat said...

You just made me want to dig out my scarves. :)
I LOVE FALL!!!

Chaotic Joy said...

Hee hee. Yes, Chrissy you are right. I rode to school with you in Spot. Fond, fond memories. And no, we certainly didn't discuss any quarterbacks. I was channeling a lifetime movie I think. :)

pleasantlypurple said...

"Except that when I was in high school I would never have worn a scarf to school, and I'm pretty sure I didn't know who our quarterback was. And I rode the bus."
you crack me up. hehe