Falling In Love With Fall

I love Fall. I love how the leaves change colors and how it starts to get chilly at night. In the romantic images that have been running through my head lately, I am sitting outside around a fire pit watching the stars dance in the sky with a special someone. Snuggled under a blanket, maybe listening to some background music and just holding hands, while sipping wine and enjoying each other’s company.

Can you tell I was watching movies all weekend?

But really, wouldn’t it be lovely to fall in love during the Fall? Taking walks in the park, crunching on fallen leaves, holding hands, sipping cider (or wine?) and going with the flow to see how we get along? I am a huge romantic in case you didn’t know. And I love the season of Fall.

So, where do I find someone special? After watching all the rom-com’s this weekend, I think I need to take more walks, go to Home Depot and maybe visit the grocery store at a different time than I’ve been doing. Because that seems to be where people meet people, right? Maybe I should practice my clumsiness so that I can bump right into him accidentally!? LOL

I’ve done the online dating thing and I didn’t like it at all. I have friends who are still plugging away, but there’s nothing new there as far as I can tell. And I am not desperate. I just have this little spring in my step lately that’s imagining romance, kissing under the stars and holding hands (just to name a few things).

I miss when we were younger and dating because it was so much easier. Perhaps it was the time or maybe it was the age. Either way, I think this is harder to be over 50, divorced and additionally Covid’s not helping either.

What do you think? Don’t you think it would be très romantique to fall in love during the fall?

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20 Responses to Falling In Love With Fall

  1. The V Pub says:

    I love the fall, too, except for raking leaves 😊


  2. We don’t have seasons here in SoCal like you do, but I remember how beautiful autumn is. I love all the seasons equally!


  3. Beth W. says:

    All very romantic, Janie!! I am with you 100%. For me, it took changing my “checklist” for a possible suitor (and pretty much just about throwing in the towel). I really never saw myself with someone younger or someone with a mustache or any facial hair. I had seen Ted’s profile, but dismissed him because of the mustache and because he was a bit younger. The weekend before my girls arrived, I threw caution to the wind and figured, “Why not?” It might be my last chance to have a dinner date for a very long while. He was so nice and so easy to talk to, but initially I told him that I wasn’t ready for a relationship…..and now, the more I see him, the more I like him 😉 And we sat outside by the firepit that I recently purchased and that he used his pickup to deliver, enjoyed a walk around a local park with a lake, did a hike up Crazy Horse mountain, and last night we snuggled under a blanket watching the Sopranos prequel and enjoying an adult beverage (and a LOT of hand holding and kissing!!) It is funny how things happen because it was less than a week before my “first date” with him that I had convinced myself that alone might be better than anyone out there in cyber dating land 😉 Keep the spring in your step and be open to any and all experiences (community classes, Home Depot, and maybe even online dating….who knows!?!) 😉 I will be sending all my positive thoughts your way and saying my prayers that you “stumble” into a suitor worthy of your wonderful self!! ❤


    • janieleeds says:

      Beth this is so heartwarming to me! I’m not a fan of facial hair either, but it seems his amazing mustache has magical powers! 🙂 I am sooo happy for you and inspired by you!

      Thank you for the positive thoughts and prayers. From your lips to God’s ears! 🙂 🥰

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  4. Ainsobriety says:

    I am a sucker for a Nora Robert’s novel or a rom com. I’m not sure why…my own relationship was never like that…Craig and I met at university and it was much more a common love for the Buffalo bills than anything more.

    Do these things really ever happen in real life? Sigh


    • janieleeds says:

      Oh me too Anne! I love to read a good romance or watch a feel good romance! LOL I guess something has to bring you together!! DO you still like the Buffalo Bills? Just wondering.

      I am not sure these things ever really happen in real life…but I would like to think so! 🙂


      • Ainsobriety says:

        I still love the Buffalo bills, and Craig still texts me whenever anything interesting happens with them. And I occasionally even text him.
        Sigh. So many years of common interests.
        Plus, Cooper lives with him, so keeping in touch is necessary now.

        Cooper is coming home to visit tomorrow! I can’t wait. I miss him.


      • janieleeds says:

        Enjoy Cooper!!! Well, I guess I’m late to answering so I hope all went great!! I like that you have the texting comfort with Craig. Good for you!!

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