due to the cooling of the air and by noticing that the leaves are changing from
summer greens to autumnal reds and burnished golds.
(I had to use the word autumnal because it is so rarely applicable to my writing.)
People are beginning to layer their clothes
and drink even more hot beverages than usual. Especially ones that contain cinnamon.
I have two ways that I am positive it is fall in California.
Because sometimes it still feels like summer. Even though it is supposed to be fall.
The first way I know it's fall is because my mother-in-law buys me Halloween socks.
Last year, they were fluffy orange pumpkin socks. This year?
Now I know you are thinking...
1. Why are you wearing capris in the fall? Rest assured, I am not. Scott wanted me to be sure and mention that I pulled my pant legs up so that you could view my socks.
I do not wear capris with witch socks. Which leads to question #2...
2. Are those wicked witch socks? Yes, I believe they are. My mother-in-law bought me wicked witch socks. I questioned her about this...is there something she needs to say to me? Does she think that I have witch-like qualities?
She assured me she did not. She thought they were cute. She gave the socks with pictures of witches on them to Cheri, her daughter.
(Cheri, I think we need to talk to your mom about her choice of socks for us.
What exactly is she trying to say?)
Speaking of Cheri, the other night she called me to see if I wanted to
rendez-vous at Trader Joe's because we both love a good Trader Joe's rendezvous.
We met up in the produce section. We chatted through the frozen food aisle.
And then we parted ways, I headed for the bread aisle,
Cheri headed for some other Trader Joe's tasty morsels.
When I rounded the corner back to the frozen food aisle,
Cheri was very excited! And in her basket I saw these.
Boxes of Trader Joe's pumpkin muffin mix.
Cheri and I love the pumpkin muffin mix.
Hello, lovely boxes of pumpkin goodness.
Now, I am usually a scratch girl myself. I like my baked goods homemade.
But these are uncommonly good mixes.
Doctored up with a sprinkling of brown and white sugar...
they are fall happiness in the shape of a muffin.
So there you have it.
In case you thought it was still summer? It is not.
I know this because I have witch socks and 3 boxes,or make that 2 boxes,
of pumpkin muffin mix in the pantry. I got a little hungry.
Now if only some leaves would change color, I would really be set.