Monday, October 4, 2010

Welcoming the Season

I've changed my theme... again!! I'm sure you've noticed, but I always feel obligated to write a post when I make changes.  I spent more than a few hours yesterday, while halfheartedly watching football, looking for a good fall-ish theme.  I searched every way I could think of, looking for fall, autumn, or Halloween themes for WordPress and all I came up with were ugly, ugly, ugly themes!  Since I don't want anything that's going to scare you, or me, away, I decided on a different approach.  Instead, I installed Vigilance, which I love, and stuck a banner on top, which I made!  Now don't get me wrong, I didn't take that picture, rather I found it on DeviantArt.  Isn't it pretty?!

I just got tired of looking at the pink, lacy theme.  I love it, that much is certain, but it doesn't reflect the fall.  I want something, right now, that speaks to the autumn season -- my favorite season, in fact!  I love everything about it, from the cool crisp weather to the spicy scents of autumn baking.  Love it!  I enjoy the winter, but it's often too cold, and the spring, were it not for my horrible allergies, and I absolutely hate the summer because I can't well tolerate the heat.  No, the fall is the ideal season for me in every way!

Okay, maybe not every way.  Like all things, fall signifies a semester of school and work.  It also brings a root canal this year. So, it's not all joy and happiness, but I love it anyway.  So much so that soon I'll be getting everything I need to do the fall baking.  I don't have a lot of time to bake, but when I do, I'll be making pies, both pumpkin and apple, pumpkin and banana bread, and maybe even Mom's sundae cookies or maybe some persimmon cookies.

Best of all the fall brings Halloween, wherein much candy corn is consumed, and Thanksgiving, which we will be spending with dear friends this year!  It also brings NaNoWriMo, which I will be again attempting, though I will likely fail to win.  It has become a part of my yearly ritual, something I look very forward to, and not something I'll easily give over, even though I don't technically have the time.  So if you're doing it, and we're not writing buddies, look me up and we'll support one another though the challenge.

Anyway, I hope you like the new theme.  It's clean and bright, but reflects the season.  I like it!  So tell me, then, what's your favorite season?


  1. I love the autumn trees and leaves theme! It's one of the great things about this time of year -- the beautiful colors. We don't get them quite as much here in Texas, but that's why I love to decorate for harvest!

    I felt the same way over the weekend -- I was looking for autumn themes but couldn't find one, so I just changed back to my old favorite theme. If I hadn't been so lazy, I'd have changed the color scheme of it to autumn colors instead spring-y green. I might still do it, if I get out of my lazy streak.

    Try not to think of NaNoWriMo as something you are likely to fail; I know you probably won't have the time for 50K, but look at it as an accomplishment anyway -- that even though you're so very busy, you'll make time to at least join in!

  2. I'm really trying to look at NaNoWriMo as something I'm not going to fail. I know I won't finish it, which is disappointing to me, but a bigger disappointment would be not trying at all. Who knows, maybe I will get it done! Thanks, Phoena!

  3. The autumn graphic is pretty--I like the way it fades.

    My favorite season is sort of tempermental. I love winter (the coziness of the indoors, hot chocolate, Christmas, etc.), but by the time winter is almost over, I'm so tired of cold weather that I'll convince myself that summer is my favorite season.

    Best wishes on NaNoWriMo this year!