Sept. 22, first day of fall. Thankfully last week, a touch of fall teased us to remember what fantastic weather that fall brings. After a hot, Houston summer, we all long for the days when it's actually comfortable to wear a long sleeve shirt, and there's a coolness in the air! There's an excitement that draws us to be thankful for all that we have.......even though the temps are back in the 90's this week,& I pray that a cool front will come quickly for those still without power, we are reminded of what is to come! Fall, come on in and join us. I love the falling leaves, even though they require a lot of upkeep, the crispness in the air, the smell of all things fall, like spices and teas, and soups and stews. I love the excitement of football games and outdoor meals, and being able to open the windows and let the crisp air inside! The promise of several great holidays that are just around the corner makes me want to experiment in the kitchen and cook things that we didn't dare do in the summer! Ahhh, fall, how sweet and welcome you are! Enjoy! We are truly blessed.