I’m not a fall person. Never have been. I remember my Dad telling me when I was a kid that Fall was his favorite time of year. I generally wanted to be just like Daddy but there were a few things I just couldn’t agree with him on – Fall isn’t my favorite, I like silver color over gold and I do not like to be alone at all.

Anyway, there’s just something about those falling leaves and falling temps that leave me with a falling mood. (how poetic) I feel the seasonal depression creeping in more and more as the days shorten each and every year. I think I was meant to live in the tropics and you better believe, as soon as I strike it rich, we are buying a second home in a warm and sunny state. I cannot live my golden years in a gray state, even if the snow is silver-white.

This fall does have some very special perks, however. My sister and her family are visiting from out of the country for at least 6 weeks. (Not gonna lie, fingers and toes are crossed that they get to stay a little longer!) This is even more exciting because I got to finally see my 4 month old nephew whom I had never met and see my niece who I haven’t seen since she was an infant. The warm fuzzy feelings have been on hyper drive the last few days as I’ve snuck away during naptime and left hubby in charge while I go get some baby cuddles in. ❤ Oh… and it’s also been nice catching up with my sister and brother-in-law. 😉

I managed to get a lot of our Christmas shopping done already. So far it’s all been online shopping because apparently Santa sent some gift catalogs to our house and you have to circle the items you want and mail them back to him and that’s what your options are for presents. It was nice to take some of the guesswork out of what to get the kids. Thankfully they picked very reasonable items and also, Santa picks from the list what he brings, you don’t get everything you circle. – I’m learning more and more about Santa the older I get.

As a side note, T is getting wise about the tooth fairy. He asked me the other day if the tooth fairy is just parents putting money under your pillow while you sleep. I didn’t confirm or deny but I could tell his mind was pretty well made up. I think he knows about Santa too and kind of always has but he likes playing along with it, so we do too.

So yeah, that’s kind of just a little micro dose of thoughts for today. Thanks for listening.