Obligatory Annual Blog Post (or) Thank God it’s Autumn!

Weeeeell… shit.

It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

And I don’t even have a good reason for not writing anything here in almost a year, except that I’ve been really busy writing things in other places.

BUT, there’s a lot going on in the world right now that has my busy little mind working over time, so I imagine there might be more impending frequency between posts.  (emphasis on the “might”)

I opened things up again though because this god-forsaken-convection-oven of a state that we currently live in has finally, FINALLY, tipped into fall and I am (as a result) FINALLY able to go outside without feeling like my skin is going to blister.



Autumn is the BEST.

Autumn-BridgeThe air is crisp, everything smells like pumpkin, and the light is softer.  Golden leaves are making their advance on every tree branch, and the evenings are actually, blessedly, cool.

Now, if we can dip just a few degrees lower, I can start breaking my sweaters and boots out, and the Autumn fun will really be in full swing.

The good news is that this is our last year in hot & humid, as we turn our eyes towards the possibility of landing teaching jobs somewhere with 4 proper seasons and not-so-southern geography… of course, we neither of us know what the future actually holds, job-wise, so I’m trying not to get too excited.  Husband could land a job in the same damn state a few cities over… all I can say is that if that happens, he better be making bank because the AC will be on full and the therapy chocolate purchases will be hefty.

In any case, today I celebrate the bounty of nature’s reprieve – Autumn… the time of year when all is golden and lovely and the air is ripe for long walks.  I wills savor this weather – because I know the ice is soon coming.  The ice that descends without snow… what total rubbish!  But even then, I get to wear sweaters and lush socks, and I get to make homemade soups and breads and breathe deeply the cool, crisp air.


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