Saturday, November 28, 2015
MY PROBLEM WITH NOVEMBER
I have a problem with November. We just don't see eye to eye. It is a respectable month so, what is the beef?
November is gray
It's the opening credits to a long, cold winter
It is close enough to Christmas to start to stress about it but not close enough to get excited about it.
But I'm trying to change my ways! For one thing this is my birthday month and accolades and good wishes come my way.
It is usually the month when we get our first snow, and no matter how you feel about the white stuff, the first snow is a magical experience.
There is a delicate beauty to the landscape as the bare branches of the trees look so fragile and vulnerable.
This past November is nearly behind us and has been incredibly gracious this year with genteel temperatures and an easy slide into winter.
So who cares if November means its time to start having to scrape down the ice off of every window of the car? I can handle it!
Or how about trying to push that grocery cart through the slushy snow? Ppffffttt....please
Or the complete necessity to gear up in boots, hats, mittens, scarves etc. etc. so I can survive the outdoors.
Or the fact that the only meal I'm actually eating in daylight right now is at lunch.
I think I may have a problem with November...