Monday, September 7, 2009

Friend Makin' Monday!

My sister from another mister, Amber Filkins, has been taking over hosting duties for Friend Makin' Monday. Did I mention that we have daughters who were born hours apart with names one letter off? How strange is that!? Anyway, today's question is:

What's are some of your favorite things about Fall?

Of course she has a nice list of all this fun Autumnal things because she lives in California where Fall is just a label put on the 'cooler' weather. Unfortunately I have different feelings about Fall since it is more a sign of the impending winter. Stupid winter. All snowy and cold. Sooo, let's pretend that I'm moving somewhere warm for the winter and I just have to stay here through the Fall. Mmm, this seems to be working. Ok, I'm ready.

1. Apples... I had been traumatized from those horrible baked apples in the lunches from elementary school that I never ate cooked apples, even in pie. A few years ago I made this apple cobbler thing (in the microwave even!) for a Pampered Chef show and I've looked forward to it every Fall ever since.

2. Leaves... we suck at keeping our grass mowed and raked anyway, so I like seeing the leaves change and fall everywhere, and then blow around in the wind.

3. Soup and crockpot dinners... I'm sure people use their crockpot the same all year, but I just think it's weird to slow cook something in the summer. I have issues, I know. Fall just makes me want to wear some jammies, bake some brownies (NOT restricted to just Fall!), and slow cook some soup.

4. School supplies... I'm a dork, and I love school supplies. I'm not sure why, but I just do. This year was the first year that I actually needed to get some, but I've been stocking up in the Fall for years. Something about brand new pens and notebooks is just awesome.

5. The Alaska State Fair... NOTHING happens up here, seriously. We get maybe 2-3 concerts up here a year of people that you've actually heard of, so people go even if they just know the song. The state fair is the ONE thing that happens every year that's worth driving from wherever you are. The concerts are decent and there's rides, but since that doesn't happen any other time people flock to Palmer to get in on the action. Luckily it's 15 minutes from me so I don't have to pack up the family and drive for hours just to spend $100 on 5 rides and a turkey leg.

I think that's it... don't even get me started on the winter. That won't be a pleasant post :P

8 Thoughts From Others:

Michelle said...

You are not alone with the school supply thing, I too get a happy feeling when I walk into staples or target at this time of year lol! Have a great Monday!

Michelle said...

I forgot school supplies on my list. I like them too! I actually like starting a new school year, too. New school books, new school supplies and new dreams for a new school year. My poor kids, right?

Becca said...

Wow, the state fair sounds fun. Our state fair is super far away so I think we have only gone once. We kind of use our crockpot year round...I wonder about crockpot brownies tho lol Happy Monday :)

Miller Racing Family said...

Great list.
I am one of those people who use the crock pot all year long, mainly cause I am lazy. I love to make BBQ sandwiches in the summer. Dinner ready right when I come home and the kitchen isn't steaming hot. I am also a fan of all things apple. We love apple crisp.
Happy FMM!

k said...

I have an office supply fetish ;)

And an apple fetish. Real and fake. You shoulda seen my old kitchen. I have a crazy amount of apple stuff!!

Jen said...

I too tend to use my crock pot more during the Fall and Winter. I too LOVE school supplies! Being a teacher I always stock up on them when they are on sale in August!

Happy FMM!!!

jenjen said...

Happy FMM! I loved your list. I can't wait to make soups and my crockpot again!

Have a super week!


Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

I was feeling kind of down about Summer coming to an end, but now that I've read your post, I'm feeling much better! We love going to pick our own apples. For some reason when I was pregnant with Emily, I craved apples like CRAZY. Just couldn't get enough.. apples, apple juice, apple pie, apple sauce, apples, apples, apples! Mark still makes fun of me for baking an apple pie at 11pm once. I couldn't help it!

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