Thursday, September 19, 2013

Excited for Fall

The extreme heat of this summer has stayed way too long.
I'm excited for Fall!  So, over the past few weeks, I've been doing some 
Fall-ish things in hopes of hurrying it along.

I bought some adorable Halloween decorations.
I'd like to find a spooky tree to decorate with these and others that I have.
And, wouldn't you know...usually I'm wondering why holiday things are out
so early...this year I'm wondering why they're so slow to show up.
I found these at Pier One (the cute characters) and Hobby Lobby (the glass balls).

When we saw New Belgium Brewery's Pumpkick beer we had to get some.
We visited their impressive brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado a few years ago.
We love trying their limited edition "Lips of Faith" series and their other seasonal brews.
My favorite, so far, was "Kick" a couple of years ago.  So, when I saw this had the word
"kick" in the name, I had to try it.  I'm glad I did!  It's yummy!
The label says it's brewed with pumpkin and cranberry juices and spices.
Sounds weird but it works!  Oh...and I had to find a football game a couple of
weeks ago to watch while I drank it.  Even though it was about 110 outside, I tried
to imagine cooler temps and my favorite season, Autumn.  Ahhhh!

Who knows?  Maybe it worked.  It finally cooled down this week and we haven't needed
to use the air conditioning for a couple of days now.  It's even cool enough to have the windows open!
Wooo hooo!  Yippee!


Shirley said...

The storm came through earlier cooling it down over 20 degrees. We still under a severe storm warning for a little while longer. I made it home from the nursing home before it hit, but when it did the rain, wind and lightening were all there. Autumn or fall is just around the corner. It has started off cool of a morning and warmed up in the afternoon. Have a wonderful day. I enjoyed reading your previous post. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend.

Delighted Hands said...

I love to decorate for Fall but not until October around here. The maples start to redeem but they won't lose their leaves until December!

Roxie said...

Days are getting shorter up here above the 45th parallel. And the autumn storms are lining up. I'll miss the sunshine. (sigh)

September Violets said...

I am NOT turning the a/c on again this year ... but it was hot enough today for it! Cute decorations you've picked up. I never really got into decorating the house for a season. Part laziness, and part not having enough storage for seasonal things. Hope it stays cool for you now! Wendy x

Sandy O' said...

I just had a "Fat Tire" with Pat, YUM! We haven't seen the "Pumpkick" beer here (Say that real fast!) My favorite New Belgium Beer was Skinny Dip, but they haven't made that one lately. Speaking of Fall decorations, I have a rear mountain bike wheel made into a wreath on our front entry. I need to replace the butterflies with ghosts and witches .