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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Fall has Fell

Today is the first full day of Autumn. It arrived sometime last night. I love the cooler temperatures, the increased rainfall, and the crisp breezes. The leaves will soon be turning gold and brown, yellow and orange and red.

I always feel revitalized in the fall, particularly when summer has been as hot and dry as ours was this year. I feel ready to tackle life again--well, except when my fall allergies bring me down! There's always something, isn't there?

Tonight is the RS broadcast and next weekend is General Conference. Our ward conference is the weekend after that. I'm ready to be taught and inspired.

I have a new calling and since it has been made official, I can mention it. After 4 delightful years of teaching Gospel Essentials (I love to teach classes.), I have been released from that position and called as Ward Website Administrator! Thankfully, it is not necessary to be a computer guru to fulfill said calling. I can work on it from home, which is nice, too. I would love to be as skilled as many of you in the Bloggernacle are--your blogs look so good! But I will just have to learn a bit here and there as I go along. Maybe someday....

Does anybody have any big fall plans? Tell me about them.



Anonymous Pop said...

Yes, to not fall off of the tree.


10:59 AM  
Blogger Jettboy said...

I plan to once again contemplate moving to Arizona, New Mexico, or somewhere without a typical winter. Although my wife insists I could not actually survive the hotter zones (especially during the summers) winter makes me feel depressed. Glad that the fall revitalized you as there are those who like the changes in the season. The only thing I look forward to is an excuse to drink hot coacoa.

11:43 AM  
Blogger s'mee said...

I love the fall, I think it's my favorite time of year. Time to unpack the sweaters and bundle up, but not get chilled to the bone. Time to think about all the upcoming holidays and just how to decorate and celebrate each one to the hilt.

In Nov., we'll celebrate our 30th anniversary, although we have no plans for anything yet. The whole idea of this time of year brings antiscipation for something fun, something surprising, delicious smells and foods, and good times with the family.

eeeeee! Now I am really excited!

9:54 PM  
Blogger Heather P. said...

Next month I am going to visit my friend in Virginia. I've never really been to the east coast (only one visit in a July, I think it was, when I was about 7) and I am so excited to see an Appalachian fall.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Titus Todd said...

Blogger just lost another of my comments (it has been doing it too consistly lately). I should know by now to copy my text before trying to submit.

I'll swap places with you, jettboy. I would like to live in Idaho and you want to be in a warmer place. Its not blazing hot here in the Panhandle of Texas (normally).

I like cooler temperatures so fall and spring are my favorites. I hope we get more snow this year (sorry, Mary - that means you'll get some too most likely if my wish comes true).

I need to get some more work done on my family history web site this fall but that is being wishful.

10:16 AM  
Blogger Titus Todd said...

Oh, my initial reaction to your title was...OUCH!

10:16 AM  
Blogger Mary A said...

Yeah, that title is painful!! And I definitely do not want more snow, if I have to drive in it. So, Titus, maybe you can have your snow and then send it north instead of east.

Not falling off of the tree sounds like a plan to me, Pop.

Jettboy, don't move to Snowflake, AZ. I lived there for about 6 months once--over the winter--and it was just like Oklahoma with snow and everything. Of course, that is in Northeastern AZ and not down in the Phoenix area.

s'mee, I would agree--this is the best time of year. The last quarter has the biggest holidays, the nicest weather, the prettiest leaf changes. It's great!

Heather, I'll bet fall in the Appalachians is beautiful. After you get back, you'll have to let us know how it was.

11:28 AM  
Blogger Titus Todd said...

One thing about comments is you can't edit them! Ugh!

JettBoy - chunks of New Mexico will be out for you, also. Many parts get cold and have snow.

4:04 PM  
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6:09 PM  
Blogger Mary A said...

I've often thought it'd be nice if we could edit our comments.

Anonymous, thanks! I'll drop by your forum one of these days.

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Barb said...

I think my favorite season is Summer and that Spring and Fall are tied. I do love the changing on the leaves. When I lived in Tunkhannock, PA there were hills full of foliage that turned deep reds and yellows. I almost had to pinch myself as it seemed so unreal. I could shut my eyes and see trees! It really helped me through a hard time as they were a witness to me of God's love. I appreciated Fall right here in Nebraska even more after returning home. I don't have any major plans. Hopefully I will take a few nice walks in the area. When I went to the University, I used to like to walk home as there are some very nice estates on the way home lined with beautiful trees that are so pretty in the Fall.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Mary A said...

I'll have to make the time to take some walks. I don't do that enough!

4:08 PM  

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