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!!!

© [Wisteria Leigh] and [Bookworm's Dinner], [2010].

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Blogger (Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Well I am loving our 60 degree weather here on the northeast, but that will end when 3 days of rain moves in this week.

I love when we have a snowstorm on weekends when you don't have to leave the house. Sitting near a window with a good book and the fireplace going.

Have a great week Donna.

11/14/10, 9:37 AM  
Anonymous Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I love the fall and winter seasons...I live in California's Central Valley, so it gets really hot here.

Even though I'm not a teacher, I tend to think of fall as representing beginnings. Maybe it was all those years I spent in school, followed by years working with kids (in foster care), but I'm somehow connected to the school calendar like it's a compass in my life.

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11/14/10, 11:15 AM  
Blogger Sycorax Pine said...

I'd never heard any of those snow-day superstitions! I love them!

(And I too feel that teaching keeps me young at heart... There's nothing like spending every day of your life around the perpetually youthful. I keep getting older, but my students, curse 'em, are always 19.)

11/14/10, 1:32 PM  
Blogger Ladytink_534 said...

I wish the weather would make up it's mind here so I can start to stock up on wood too.

11/14/10, 5:03 PM  
Blogger Teddyree said...

Well here in Australia I'm looking forward to summer, spending time around our pool and going to the beach... but I would like to experience a 'snow in' just once LOL
Stay warm and snug :)

11/15/10, 6:18 AM  
Blogger Ti said...

It's been strange here in California. It gets hot, cold and windy all in one week. My shrubs don't know whether to flower or not and the leaves fall, but then start to sprout again.

I need the time changes just so that my body knows what it's supposed to be like!

11/15/10, 4:05 PM  

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