Thursday, October 29, 2015
Frost on the Pumpkins
It's here! Fall is really, truly here, and there is no more living in denial—wearing flip-flops and sitting on the porch and slathering on sunscreen. I've been embracing the season around here, though. As best as I can anyway.
The other morning my husband said, "There's frost on the pumpkins." This means he's dealing with the fall blues, too, I suppose. Still, I've been looking at Thanksgiving recipes and thinking about the fall getaway to the Eastern Shore, and don't hate me, but my Christmas cards are done. Yep. Oldest daughter was home for a visit, and I put her to work. We failed miserably (I failed, rather) last year, so I was determined to have extra special cards this Christmas. And they are extra special! I've also purchased a couple of gifts and tucked them away. I'll stop bragging now. Sorry.
In theory, I've cut back on my teaching schedule, though I've gone into work for loads of meetings, attended a week-long conference, had a number of nighttime events, and done the usual (perhaps slightly less daunting) grading. Truthfully, I've only seen the teensiest improvement, but I'll take it. At least I am no longer rising at 4:00 AM. Anything is better that THAT nonsense, even a significant cut in pay.
Without further adieu here is my attempt to relish a fall morning in these here parts. I hope wherever you are you are enjoying the season of blessings.