I caught myself saying, “I can’t wait until the fall!” the other day.
I know, I know. From November to April, I prayed for warm weather and now look at me, ungrateful!
I think I’m just more of a crisp-air kinda gal. Sometimes, these New Jersey summers can get so humid, I find myself sweating and uncomfortable (unless I’m on the beach or by the pool, of course.)
I definitely haven’t taken advantage of this summer and it’s going to be over before we know it and then I’m going to be slapping myself.
It happens every year.
I just love mild-temperature days, days where I can just wear a t-shirt and a pair of jeans and walk out the house, without worrying, “Oh no, am I going to be too sweaty?” or “I’m going to be freezing tonight!”
That’s the price we pay for living in this area – the weather drastically changes and the “ideal weather” period (ie spring and fall) only lasts about 3 weeks before it plummets to frigidness or heatstroke status.
Long story short, what I love most about fall weekends is the coziness. You don’t feel like you need to pop up out of bed and “seize the day” because it’s gorgeous outside. It’s usually a little chilly, cloudy – but it’s so serene.
One of my favorite things to do in the fall is wake up on a Saturday and make brunch. During summer weekends, we’re usually away at a wedding or a trip, packing the car for the beach or we’re rushing to the gym so we can get to the pool and lay out all day.
During the fall, there’s no rush. We put on some Xavier Rudd, Lu reads or flips through Flipboard (he’s obsessed) and I’ll take my time in the kitchen, making brunch.
I love to be in the kitchen (obviously) and these kind of mornings give me such joy.
This spiralized breakfast bowl is something I’ve made this summer and I can’t wait to truly enjoy it during the fall time, maybe with sweet potato noodles (a la fall) and of course, bacon – and a side of ketchup or a drizzle of sriracha.
But for now, while I write this post, I’m off to finish up some work so I can go outside for a run, because, you know, I won’t be able to do that in a couple months from now. :) #conflicted
Nutritional Information & Recipe
Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 12 points