Ready Or Not Chicago, Fall Is In The Air

Ready Or Not Chicago, Fall Is In The Air

Yesterday I stepped out of the house to a chill in the air. Nothing violent, but I noticed my short sleeved shirt wasn't enough?

Then today my greatest fear was confirmed. Fall is here. Didn't Summer just begin?

The girls and I planted these this Spring!

The girls and I planted these this Spring!

I love fall but hate what follows. Chicago winters are a dirty disaster that seems to never end. If you live in the midwest, that first change of temp in the atmosphere makes you weary, because of what's to come. Yes, I love football, comfort foods, and Halloween, just like you. But once Winter hits, life in Chicago slows to a crawl. The streets, and the landscape, become a dreary, slushy mess.

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I've always loved the four seasons and I still love the cool, brisk air that Fall brings. As I kid I loved those backyard football games, the pick'em football pools, and lazy Sundays during my high school years. I think everyone should live somewhere where they can experience each, individual season, or climate change. But sometimes I wonder about the quality of life in Chicago as opposed to an always sunny San Diego?

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The bees are still buzzing, and birds are still flying, that's the good news. But you can't help but feel a little apprehensive knowing that weeks, maybe months, of days without sunshine are ahead. I know, I know, instead of dwelling on the bad, I need to accentuate the positive. A girl I work with mentioned that scrumptious bowls of chili are on the horizon, and so is college football. Then pro football. Halloween is my favorite holiday, I love the decorating and the spirit. I love carving pumpkins and I love the look in my daughters' eyes when talking about who they are going to be for the holiday.

I just don't love the winter.

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Please dont go Summer, I love you.

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