“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...”

dreaming of warmer weather.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

the days of summer have passed.

the days of summer have passed.

I would love to write a post about all the coziness of fall, but I'm afraid all I can think of right now is the warmer weather of summertime. I am sitting here eating tomato soup and apple crisp (last of the apple orchard apples!) and kind of ticked off that I feel so miserable. But I suppose colds and sickness are what come with the cool weather. My body just needs to adjust to it. Perhaps it would help if I actually closed the window to my bedroom? It's just that this Iowa weather is so unpredictable. One day it is warm outside and the next day it is freezing cold and rainy. Well, I do like fall, but I have to say my body adjusts to the cold rather dreadfully. I have been drinking a lot of tea and that helps a little. And I love the cozy feeling of being warm inside while it's cold outside. However, I live in an old house/church and it has its disadvantages and this is definitely one of them (staying warm)! (Besides the random freakishly large spiders, weird crawly bugs and the occasional bat.) It's the time of year when everything wants in. Now I just need myself a nice space heater. But I will say, baking things in the oven helps warm up the kitchen/living room immensely.

By the way, I am truly sorry if I owe you an email, I really wanted to get caught up today! But it seems all I did was laze around and sleep and read Nancy Drew and haven't gotten a stitch of work done. Ah, well. That is what Saturdays are for, right? Have a lovely and warm rest of the weekend!

6 comments :

  1. oh how I dislike to know you feel miserable... Living in an old house, I sympathize ! I wish I could come over & bake some french pancakes along with your tea...
    I will have to think of a cheer-up something once I come back from Ireland... meanwhile, feel better xo

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  2. Come visit Texas. You'd love the heat today, over 90 :). I'll trade your fall for my not-so hot-supposed to be fall :)

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  3. after several rainy & chilly autumns I have fully embraced tea and now my tea cupboard is exploding. You want some dog rose? Or how about Moroccan mint? Coming right up ...! Oh how I love Nancy Drew books. RIght now I'm reading "Daddy Long Legs" by Jean Webster. Get better soon and greeting from Berlin

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  4. This is just me becoming my mother, but if you have found bats in your house, I hope you have had a rabies shot! I don't know how prevalent rabies is in Iowa but it's a big concern where I live. I don't want to scare you, because you're probably fine, but it's something you may want to check out.

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  5. Ohh the autumn blues. I know the feeling exactly, and as soon as I begin to get used to wearing comfy sweaters, the weather decides to heat up immensely for a day.
    Maybe if the temperatures stabilize it'll get easier for everyone, hope you feel better soon!
    xoxo

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  6. Aww, I didn't know you were sick! Take care of yourself--this isn't such a great time of year to enjoy a cold.

    Try knitting something warm and woolly ...

    Hugs,

    Silvana

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