Sunday, November 14, 2010
Sunday Salon-November 14, 2010
Is it really November already? Honestly, between getting ready for the winter season: yard clean-up, raking and leaf blowing the endless accumulation of the annual tree foliage piling up daily, stacking wood, cleaning the gardens and just all that fun New England stuff...I am worn out. Well, not exactly, but it has kept me busy.
Yes, I have been neglecting my blogging, yet not my reading. I have lots to write about, and with the winter bearing down, I know I will have a lot more time.
So, how many of you like the end of daylight savings time?
I really dread this time of year because of the shortened daylight, but love it just the same. The rainbow of autumn brilliance and the crisp bite into a fresh picked apple makes me smile. The recent cold frosty mornings are a refreshing transition from the stifling heat this summer delivered. I am honestly delighted that I can breathe again. I guess that is why I love the Northeast so much.
Okay, so some of really fun stuff, like snow, sleet and shoveling are soon to damper the picture, but you know there are those snow days too! If you look at that glass as half full, there is always something to smile about. I guess that's why teaching makes me forever a kid at heart. I watch for those snow forecasts as much as my students. The nightly rituals I learn from my students, wearing pajamas inside out, putting a spoon under your pillow and all those other hopes and dreams for a cancellation make me chuckle. Even though shoveling takes a good chunk of the day, a warm fire in the woodstove keeps it cozy and warm as I open up my current book and get lost in another place.
How about you? Are you ready for winter? Do you like the end to daylight savings time? What are you looking forward to. Any special books you want to share?
Happy Sunday, I hope it's a great one. What are your plans? I'll be reading The Personal History of Rachel Dupree, by Ann Weisgarber and/or Revolution, by Jennifer Donnelly. I'm almost done with both and am really enjoying both.
PS...I stacked my wood (2 cord) all by myself. I think I lost 5 pounds. Yippee!!!
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