Fall has officially fallen upon us! I couldn’t help sneaking in a little play on words there, that’s how excited I am about it being Fall in the City of Trees. Biking through crisp leaves, enjoying all the bright colors, and the way the sun gleams off of the red, orange, and yellow leaves makes for the most perfect start to the day.
Yesterday I gave myself a 5:30 am wake up call (it ended up being 5:00 am because for some reason I couldn’t sleep) so that I could make it to hot yoga and over to finally see my parents who just came back from their road trip along the East Coast!
They had been gone for a few weeks and came back with Dunkin Doughnuts (dad’s favorite!), “Wicked Awesome” Salt Water Taffy from one of the oldest candy store in the United States, a Jacoby Ellsbury Red Sox shirt (I could have squealed like a little girl at a Justin Beiber concert!), and a Kokopelli tattoo on dad’s forearm. Wait, what? Yep, my dad being the “little rebel” he is had gone and designed a picture of Kokopelli riding a bike through the Vermont Mountains with the initials B.B.B. in it.
The story behind it is that he and my mom met while leading bike tours and they fell madly and deeply in love while touring through the Vermont Mountains and his nickname for my mom has always been “Beautiful Blonde Bicyclist”. For the longest time my sister and I thought it stood for “Beautiful Blonde Biker Babe”. (He signs it on all her Christmas presents. My sister and I used to get grossed out by this nickname because we thought “babe” was too lovely dovey for parents to use, but now we think the story behind it is sweet.) It looks amazing though!
The other thing that I absolutely love about fall is an excuse to bring out my mug collection and drink an abundance of green tea. This morning I drank out of my Miss America bedazzled mug, one of my favorites, while catching up on my homework for the week and enjoying a piece of whole wheat toast with fresh bananas and homemade jam that a friend of my mom’s made. It was delicious and the perfect mid-morning snack.
This morning was the epitome of a Utopian run. And I had a feeling that it was going to be euphoric after I felt as if the universe had sent me a sign saying that today was just going to be a san-fran-tastic day. So far it hasn’t let me down! This was the sign that I received, and don’t laugh, because this is a “once every blue moon” sort of ordeal.