Friday, August 7, 2009

A Temporary Change of Tune

For the first time in what feels like forever, it is cool outside. The sky is grey, the air is crisp and the relief is divine. I actually slept with my down comforter back on my bed last night and I was one happy lady.

The cozy deliciousness of down comforters makes me swoon.

It feels as though things are back to normal. We made it through the insane heat wave alive and are all the stronger because of it. This may sound ridiculous to many, but we North Westerners are delicate little souls and cherish our slightly gloomy summer days. Sure, they can be a bit bothersome at times, but these days nurture the inner desire to sometimes have an excuse to curl up with a blanket, in the middle of summer, and watch a movie. Or read a book. Or catch up on blogs :) Pick your poison.

However, today is also having another affect on me that I did not expect quite this early in the year. I have always been someone who LOVES the different seasons, which was one of my main issues when living in Southern California. By the time any of the seasons come to an end, I am ready and waiting for the next one. What can I say - I thrive on routine, almost to a fault.

So, with this cooler weather, my mind has suddenly been transported to thoughts of changing leaves and carving pumpkins, kids back to school and hearty stews in my slow-cooker. It's ridiculous, I know, but I can't help where my mind goes some days. I am sure that once the warmer days return, I will forget all about this lapse in rational thinking, but for now I am just relishing the self-imposed daydreams of Fall.

10 comments:

  1. I was thinking the same things today! Only I was dreaming of cute new boots! :)

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  2. shhhh...me too but don't tell, I keep thinking I should bust out all my harvesty lookin decor what's up with that? its like the hot days lasted so long they took up all the summer I had patience for. Autumn is my fave season, I love down too, and scarves...gosh do I love a good scarf

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  3. Yeap, Me too. I'm baking apple pies today.. I LOVE IT!! Bring on the fall.

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  4. Yea! I am so happy that I am not alone with this!!!

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  5. I'm sorry.. did you say something about a "slow- cooker"??

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  6. i am so ready for fall and pumpkins and cooler weather and leaves a changing! ahhhh

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  7. I would marry my down comforters if it was possible :)

    I like summer & spring the best. I feel the most alive and happy then. They are both such beautiful seasons.
    Fall is ok too, it feels comfortable and cozy. I love the colors, the smell of drying leaves, the sunsets, etc. But I don't want to talk about winter because it's so stinking cold :) Winter makes me blue.

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  8. I read your rice comment...

    Girl, you gotta just get a tupperware steamer. Then all you do is buy your rice, (we like jasmine rice cause it gets sticky) and you just put your rice and water in there, and MICROWAVE it for 7 min, stir, and another ten minutes to easy, no fuss rice!

    No more struggling. :)

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  9. Yes, yes, YES! Fall is the best season because it celebrates both the cooler weather and pie. this year i may have to cheat on my no caffeine rule for the pumpkin spice latte at Starbucks.

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  10. OH man! I've been thinking the exact same thing! I hate it because fall means I go back to work, but I just can't wait to have some season changes. When you mentioned hearty stews in the slow-cooker, my heart skipped a beat! :)

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