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Yes, that big clatter of brass you heard was me jumping on the bandwagon. Today was cold and bright, and I had to dig out everyone's mittens and toques before school. When we were all home in the afternoon, the sky darkened and there were little, teeny, tiny, fleeting flakes of snow. The lamps inside glowed, the radio played, and I snuggled on the sofa with my boys, a blanket, some books, and a cup of tea (nobody move, mommy's taking a sip!). It was downright SNUGGLY.
In my defence, it felt a little more wintery than fall-like. The leaves are mostly gone from the trees and sitting in huge piles on the street, waiting for collection day. It was dark around 5 pm. So I did what any self-respecting bandwagon-jumper would do, and made a huge and hearty pot of chicken noodle soup from scratch, heavy on the noodles, while Sarah Vaughn sang us a soundtrack.
I am not a fan of change - anyone who knows me will tell you that is the understatement of the decade. And fall is a rough transition, like leaving your beloved home for a year of unknown travels. I can see the beauty, but it is still to close to summer for me to enjoy it without looking back wistfully over my shoulder as summer recedes. Plus, this summer was a real hum-dinger - which made it that much more difficult to let go.
But eventually, even I turn and face the right direction! So build up the fire, brew me a cuppa, break out the knitting needles, and let's talk cozy!!
PS. I have no idea why these images are looking so green - they look perfectly warm and creamy in photoshop.
PPS. Image sourcing is EXHAUSTING - damn you Pinterest - but such a thrill when you finally find the right one!
PPPS. Don't forget to tune in to CBC TV tomorrow at 2pm. Don't be late, I am up right away, and if you blink, you'll miss me in all my dorky glory. I am going to my neighbour's house to watch - the only time in the last two years I have wished for cable!