Autumn has been here for the last few weeks but I love that the trees are still holding on to their leaves for as long as they can. It is so beautiful, especially when you go to places like Finch Arboretum or Audubon Park, where for once, you see more leafy trees than pines. Connor and I took an early morning walk through the park where we soaked in all the colors and smells of fall. I am hoping winter will hold off for another month or so!
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Posted by Shaleesa Mize on 11/05/2014
Ahh, the county fair! The fair, for me, always marks the end of summer and the beginning of my favorite season, Autumn. I love the ambiance the fair brings; it is sort of magical and nostalgic with the lights, food, animals, sounds, shows, and people. This year’s fair did not fail to please, either, even on a Monday night. The weather was perfect and we were lucky for the warmth, despite the last few days of cooler winds.
As soon as we arrived, we grabbed some food and ran over to the first show, the hypnotist. I have been to this show several times before, but the hypnotist changed it up a good amount, and it may have been the most enjoyable one I have seen yet. We also spent a good amount of time playing with the animals, and I found my future pet, a large Flemish rabbit. They were adorable!
My favorite part of all was visiting the Palm Reader. Several years ago, Connor and I came to the fair and had our palms read by a mysterious brunette. We were skeptical at first, but both of us had an amazing experience and an accurate reading. This year, we wanted to find her again, and I was so excited as we were wandering and looked over to our left, recognized her tent, and saw her sitting at the entry and smiling, looking back at us as if she was expecting us. Only I got my palm read this time, but Connor sat next to me. Not only was she accurate about the current experiences I am having in life, but she also was consistent with facts that she mentioned at our first reading, such as the gender of our future children. She knew about the recent deaths of my grandfather and a good friend. She knew about my past but said my future was bright.
If you have never done a palm reading, I would highly recommend you to try! The experience is always reassuring and leaves me with a positive feeling moving forward. It encouraged me to continue along the path I am walking, and not to give up because we can be successful at whatever we set our minds and hearts to. It is just what I needed to start the new season with a fresh outlook on life. Enjoy the last days of the summer and embrace the new season!
Posted by Shaleesa Mize on 09/10/2014
You know Autumn is coming when I want to pull out my hundreds of sweatshirts and dye my hair dark. Yup, it’s that time. Even though I have been trying to grow out my natural hair color, it just isn’t working because there are still remnants of the past colorings, faded and tattered. At least, this is my excuse to dye my hair soon. It’s funny how different seasons make us want to change things like this (summer = lighter hair, autumn = darker hair). This is what happens when you have been coloring your hair since before the age of 10. This is what happens when you are a girl.
The weather here in Colorado has been changing, too. Last week it was hot, hot, hot, and yesterday and today have been cooler and wet. I actually wore a sweatshirt yesterday, and a sweater today, and was still a bit cold. I guess I am going to have to dig back into our storage unit and pull out some more clothes! Or, I would be happy if we got a house soon, that would make things a bit easier as well. It’s killing me.
How does your mood and look change with the seasons? How do your activities change? I am so ready for the holidays!
Posted by Shaleesa Mize on 09/10/2013