11.11.10 § 6 Comments
Hello, lovely readers. Once again, it’s been too long since my last post, and again, I find myself without a legitimate excuse. All I know is that without my noticing the transition, it has turned cold here in New York.
The approach of winter is a funny thing. As I walk toward the subway each morning, in the golden light and crisp air, I feel exhilarated and ready to conquer the world. But as the day wears on and darkness comes (it seems to happen earlier each evening), I start feeling despondent and kind of lonely.
Maybe it’s because my body wants to hibernate. Or maybe I’m just not quite ready for the leaves to drop leaving the trees of New York bare. I want to rewind a few weeks, to fall. Somehow (probably because I wasn’t paying attention), I feel like I missed it this year.
I’d like to relive my one truly autumnal day – a glorious afternoon of apple picking with some kindred spirits (also known as Brian, Katie, Chris, and Katilyn). Getting out of the city and frolicking in an orchard did my soul a world of good. The applesauce, applesauce cake, and apple cheddar scones that resulted from that trip didn’t last long enough. And unfortunately, I haven’t made the time to tell you about how delicious they all were (hence my lazily linking to someone else’s blog). With any luck, the cold won’t continue to zap my motivation the way it has been lately.
Here’s to hoping you’re more prepared for winter than I am. Or that it’s at least warmer where you are.