Thursday, August 30, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #14

So it has been a very long time since I have participated in Thursday Thirteen. The last one I did was a little negative, if you recall. I wrote about things you shouldn't say to people having trouble conceiving. Whew. That was back in May. It seems so long ago. I've changed since then. Some good, some bad. I've had some healing and some big disappointments. But overall, *most* people have been very kind and supportive towards me. I'm glad I wrote that post.

But today, as I participate in TT again, I figured I might write a more positive list. Seeing as summer is almost gone (wow, this year has flown by!), I decided to list:

Thirteen reasons I am looking forward to Autumn

1. My husband's birthday is in September! He might not enjoy his birthday much, but I enjoy it. We're not big on doing gifts, but I have a surprise for his birthday this year. He knows there is a surprise, but has no idea what it is. I'm one of those people who finds out about a surprise and goes crazy until I find out what it is. He's sooo not like that. This bugs me! I want to drive him crazy with anticipation, but it just does not work. *sigh* Maybe if you help me taunt him?

2. November 11th. Veteran's Day, yes, but also our anniversary. This 11-11 will mark 8 years since we met, 7 years since we married, and the rest of a lifetime to go on being in love. Aww, I love my man.

3. We're giving away free jewelry! The Belles' Summer's End contest ends in September, and we'll be giving away a $25 gift certificate to the person who is randomly drawn from the newsletter list. If you haven't signed up yet, click here and do it fast! We also have another exciting contest in the works. This one will be hosted on a friend's site, and we will be giving away jewelry worth $100! I'm not sure when exactly that one will be going on, but I will let you know as soon as I know, so check back often. :o)

4. Bye-bye heat. Summer's end means cooler weather. Cooler weather means lower electricity bills! Now, since we moved into our house, our electric bills really have not been that bad. But I do love saving money, so I will be thrilled when they go down a little more.

5. No more appointments! I have a dental appointment to fill my last (very small) cavity on Friday, then after that I should be doctor appointment free for a while. Unless I decide to try out the acupuncture, that is.

6. New flooring. I'm not sure exactly when, but we will be ripping out carpet and laying down some nice wood laminate flooring in the living room, hallway, and master bedroom. I'm hoping it will be done by the end of the month. I'm SO ready to rip up this carpet. Have I mentioned I hate carpet?

7. The holidays are right around the corner. This means big bags of candy, more orders for our business, and a sense of family togetherness. I'm not sure what we'll be doing this holiday season, but I'm hoping it will be a good one.

8. New seasons on tv. We have a DVR now, so we should be able to keep up with tv shows. I'm not sure why I'm excited about this one, since we don't really have any shows planned for fall. lol Oh well. DVR is just fun

9. Baked goodies. Now that the weather will be cooling off, I plan to bake more. I've really slacked off on baking in the past couple of years. I love freshly baked things like cookies, brownies, and breads. I look forward to having more goodies around. I especially look forward to my homemade pumpkin and apple breads - perfect autumn yummies!

10. Warm drinks. I haven't been drinking too much hot stuff lately, and I really miss my hot tea and hot apple cider. As the weather starts to get cold, my beverages will do the opposite!

11. Less traffic! With school starting again, there will be less cars on the road and less people in stores during the hours I am commonly out. Ah yes, I love it when school is in session. :o)

12. Labor day. Unfortunately, my husband has to work over the weekend, but he should have labor day off. That's something I suppose. Days off are always good. He just gets way too few of them.

13. Every month that passes brings me one month closer to being a mom, one way or another. I have no idea when it will happen, but it WILL happen. I'll get there, and autumn brings me that much closer.

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WAHM said...

Great list.

my very first 13 is up !

Lazy Daisy said...

I love the fall, the colors, the cooler temps, the new shows on TV...loved your list.

jenny-up the hill said...

Yes, yes, yes...I want Fall NOW! I can't wait for cool weather and warm drinks. And can't wait to see the new House's jsut around the corner!

Heidi @ GGIP said...

I like your list. I dont' bake much in the summer either. I love fall, hot apple cider etc.

How is everything with your business going? I like my latest purchase (the orange stone set), it is weighted perfectly.

Good luck with all your fall pursuits!

BTW, my friend was just telling me how IVF cost $9500. Unbelievable!

The Rock Chick said...

There are some things about Fall that I look forward to...the new episodes of TV shows and I really like to watch the kids do cheerleading, volleyball and soccer, the fall sports of choice around here! Oh and Halloween! I'm a kid at heart for Halloween!

I'm always so sad to see summer go, though. It is by far my favorite season of the year. Other than Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, I absolutely despise winter and snow and blizzards and shoveling and ice.....ugh!!!!!

Jessica The Rock Chick

Book and Hook said...

Thanks for coming by my TT, I like your list about Autumn, it sounds like your favorite time of year. Best wishes on becoming a mother.

Christine said...

LOVE your list, especially #4! I'm really looking forward to fall too.

My husband reminds me of Hugh Laurie, House is one show we like watching together.

Happy Thursday!

Crystal said...

IVF is very expensive! That's one reason we never considered it an option for us.

The business is going well. We seem to get orders in spurts, and the website is definitely paying for itself and then some. :)

Thanks for asking! I'm really glad you like your set.

Dustin said...

Amazing how one person's favorite part of autumn can be another person's not-so-favorite part. School is back in session...that means rush hour is worse!!! The drive to work is taking longer and I have to put up with more people in this town who (it seems) got their driver's license out of a cracker-jack box!

Great list you babe!

Shelby said...

lovely post.. wishing you a terrific autumn.

Agapetospaidiske said...

My husband doesn't care about his birthday either.
September is much better than August, August is much too warm!
Thanks for your comment!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I really like your list!! Thanks for coming by mine! I'm not a big fan of the heat either. I like fall! I agree on the hot drinks, I haven't been drinking much of them. Cheers!

soleil said...

that's a great list! i love summer but i also enjoy the arrival of fall and now you've just whetted my appetite for it.
my boyfriend is the same way about his birthdays. i get super excited but he just doesn't want to be reminded. and i always make surprises for him and he takes it all in stride.
i like baked goods but i don't really bake. maybe i will try it this fall. thanks for your little inspirations. and thanks for stopping by too :)

Gail Martin said...

Thanks for the reminder that fall is just around the corner. I have been so stressed out lately that getting through today has taken all my energy.

Gail Martin said...

PS Your jewelry is awesome.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by to read my list about what makes me smile. I love, love, love autumn too!! My birthday is also in September! Woo-Hoo! Have a great day!

Mallory said...

I echo everyone in saying what a great list! I was kind of dreading autumn, because as a single mom, that is when my life turns crazy busy. You gave me lots of positive things to focus on! Thanks!

Sophisticated Writer said...

Autumn is my favorite season. I really am looking forward to it: cooler weather, less traffic, colored leaves, more baking and hot drinks. Yummy.

Thanks for dropping by dear and I hope you enjoy being a mother very soon :)

Jessica Morris said...

I like autumn because of apple cider!! YUM! I drink it till my stomach hurts and I spend too much time on the toilet... perhaps a little tmi!!