This poem couldn't describe our weather here any better! It has been misty and gray for the past two days. I can't complain. It is getting me into the fall-winter spirit of things. As I sip my hot tea and look out at the misty, bare branches on the trees, I've been thinking... I like the fall...
|The Mist and All by Dixie Willson from Poems for Boys and Girls, illustrated by Lois Maloy|
I have been thinking about the fact that it seems as though I just took down the Christmas tree a couple of months ago. I am also wondering how to tie the tree to the entertainment center so Guy doesn't topple the whole thing over. I've been thinking that I need to buy Christmas cards because I used up my stash last year. I'm thinking we need to haul some wood closer to the house so I don't have to trudge through the snow drifts that I hope will be here after Thanksgiving. Oh yes, I like the 'gray November day, and bare dead boughs that gently sway against my pane, I like the rain.'
Sometimes I just enjoy days like this where I can just stop and take note of all the things that have happened and new events soon to come. I am a planner so when I don't have time to plan I start to feel very disconnected and out of control. Days like this are great times to slow down and just think and plan and write.
So for now I think I'll just 'tend my cozy fire a bit. I like the fall -- the mist and all.'
I hope you all have a pleasant week ahead!
Continued thoughts and prayers for the people
in the East Coast states.