I love the weather - cool and crisp, sometimes very foggy (mysterious!). Its cold enough to be interesting and wear layers and its awesome to be out in for hours...without getting too hot & sweaty or way too cold & numbing.
I love apples and winter squashes and making stews and starting to bake again after avoiding the stove and oven for most of the summer.
I love Halloween, and dressing up, and the myths around the thinning of the barrier between this world and the Other. There seems to be a lot of dreaming and possibility in Autumn. Usually this time of year is a very creative time for me, with writing. Not this year, I'm so busy, but I can still feel the ideas pushing in my brain.
I don't love that Christmas stuff gets earlier every year, or that it gets dark so fast (candles are nice, but at 5 at night its a bit much...), or that I start to shut down into 'hibernate' mode, but still. Autumn is my favourite time of year. :)
Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...it's learning to dance in the rain.
current weight: 29.8 over
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Family getting together, holiday movies, christmas decorations, etc.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be
SW 3/1/14: 182.6 St. Patty’s Day: 3/17/14: 177 April Fool’s Day: 4/1/14:175 Earth Day: 4/22/14: 170 World Laughter Day: 5/4/14: 168 Women’s Check-up Day: 5/14/14: 166 Memorial Day (Final Weigh-in): 5/26/14: 162
Just that holiday feeling. The glow and happiness. My grandson sat and went through a catalog this morning over here at my house. He circled it all. Now that is the part I love the most....such excitement and when the day comes he will be happy just to open gifts, he won't remember what he circled. I just know the excitement.
Attitude is everything. - Charles Swindoll
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope or confidence. - Helen Keller
Pounds lost: 8.4
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