Let's get positive here...I do like fall! It just now reminds me that winter comes next... but I love the leaves changing colors and the fall spices and smells in coffee shops. Who doesn't like them some pumpkin cookies with chocolate chips?
My dear friend Amanda sent me this link that I thought was cute:
The above post got me thinking that 1) I need a sun lamp (husband.. Christmas idea! ;) and 2) to come up with things that will help the cold days melt away quicker 3) be better at listing what I'm Thankful for instead of what I'm not (i.e. instead of complaining about how cold I am, again be thankful for the many throws we received as wedding gifts :) Our Oct is very full.. so that helps. Between engagement parties, and birthday parties, and a trip to Duluth, and youth group events it'll help the days go by quick. Tonight though, I'm going to use baking as a way to enjoy this fall season. Hopefully by tonight husband and I will get to enjoy some of these:
Speaking of that husband. He was talking in his sleep again. Well, he has been all week. He wakes me up multiple times a night, almost every night, talking. I just can't understand him this week, until last night. I throw off the top cover and it went on him. He goes "someone's throwing things at us!" all I could do is laugh. Of course he doesn't remember this in the morning.
Back to the topic at hand. I'm learning to be content being back in cold weather. It's just taking longer than I expected for my body to adjust, and I need to somehow stop thinking about winter coming as soon as fall is here. I'm so thankful for my husband and our church here and being closer to family. I get to see my parents and sister so much more than I did when I was in warmer climate. It's also nice to live close to his family, after years of living completely on my own (thanks my CA friends for making me part of your family!).
So here we go. Trying to stay positive and busy to keep the winter blues at bay.
I think a trip to Southern California in the middle of winter would be another good idea on how to keep the winter blues away, right? :o)