Friday, September 16, 2011

Two things I like about Fall

So I have come to realize that although I am generally very anti-Fall, there are two things about it that I don't mind.

One, I can have the fireplace on again. 

When we originally started looking for houses, I would never have put a fireplace down as a "must-have".  We found this house, and even though it already had one, it didn't really factor into our decision.  Now that I've been living with one for almost a year, I don't think I could ever go back to not having one.  It's that nice.  And I love that with the onset of cooler evenings and mornings, I can have it on again. 

Don't get me wrong.  I still hate being cold.  But at least I have a fireplace to warm up the house.  :)

The second thing I don't mind about Fall is tea.  Yes, I know, you can drink tea in the summer.  But for some reason, I don't, at least not on any sort of regular basis.  To my mind, it's too hot in the summer to really be able to enjoy a nice hot cup of tea.

However, now that Fall is coming and nights are cooler, I can once again enjoy my cup of tea in the evening before bed.  I'm not a tea snob.  I don't get into arguments about whether bags or loose-leaf is better.  In fact, I have both in my cupboard and dare say there are good and bad things about either option.  At one point this summer, I made some tea using fresh peppermint leaves from my garden.  Let me tell you, that was cool. 

My only reservation regarding teas is that I'm not really into the fruity ones, as in, anything berry-ish.  I will on occasion drink a lemon or pomegranate tea, but that's pretty much my limit.  I do love a good vanilla tea, but have yet to find one at the grocery store where I usually buy my tea.

So there you have it.  I don't totally hate the coming of the cooler seasons.


Sarah said...

Good work on being a Pollyanna, Mar! :)

Justine Teresa said...

if you ever stop in at a starbucks, pick up the vanilla rooibos. its probably my favourite tea ever.

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