Don’t know about you, but fall is my favourite season. Some people hate it because it means that winter is just around the corner. But, I love it because it signifies change for me. Don’t know why. I guess falling leaves remind me of shedding layers of oneself. But, that really doesn’t make much sense since you have to pile on layers of clothes to keep warm. Go figure.
I suppose I like fall because I prefer to be cool than hot and sticky like in the summer. He, he. Also, the colours are sooo much nicer. Rich, vibrant tones of pumpkin, paprika, and ochre. Loves it.
There’s nothing better than to pad around the house in sweats, sipping hot tea when it’s cold and nippy outside. The shopping mall is quieter too since the kids are back in school. Score!
Fall also means hockey. Hello? We’re Canadian! We would love to have our son play eventually. But, hockey is ridiculously expensive. We might as well give the league our blood. It really should be free as it is our national sport. Well, it’s actually one of the them. Lacrosse is the other. That’s right. We have two official pastimes. Apparently, we can’t make up our minds on anything.
Anyhoo, I think that’s enough of me rambling. I would now like to share this little snippet of conversation from our Thanksgiving luncheon that took place this past Sunday.
My sister – Mmmmm! This is really good! Is this pumpkin?
My aunt – Yes.
My sister – You have to tell how you did it! You roasted it?
My aunt – Yes. You take butternut squash and roast it in the oven. You add salt, pepper, and balsamic vinegar.
My sister – Wait a minute. I thought that you said this was pumpkin. It’s butternut squash?
My aunt – It’s like pumpkin because it’s orange.
Don’t you just love family get-togethers?