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11.02.2015

:: About November ::




My favorite things about November would have to be...

a good sparkly sunny day
baked squashes and root veggies of all kinds
turning on the oven for any reason, and then leaving the door open when it's done, for the extra heat!
the smell of fires burning in the fireplace, and just fires themselves for that matter {like burning leaves}
mulled wine, mulled cider, hot toddies, etc
scented candles {love!}
my delicious scented body wash, followed by a delicious lotion and spray...
using the space heater in the bathroom so a shower becomes a sauna experience
apples! picking them, making apple sauce, pie, crisp-you name it, I love it!
looking forward to the holidays- the songs, the cookies, the lights, the goodwill
tea, tea, tea! and teapots, mugs, accessories, cozies, etc.
lots of throw blankets and fuzzy socks and slippers and heat packs
cozy Thanksgiving at home, and planning for it
cranberries and canned pumpkin- all the holiday fixings on sale!
seeing lights and decorations both in public places and driving around to see peoples' houses

But, in November I don't like...

when daylight savings time ends and it's dark around 4 p.m...
and knowing that in a couple of weeks it'll be dark at 8 a.m. too cold!
knowing I won't eat another fresh garden tomato for about 8 months
photography is difficult because natural light is gone, and it's dark by the time dinner's ready
putting clothes on when they are cold- it's physical torture!
looking forward to the holidays- consumerism, commercialization.
dry, pale skin
raking leaves- over and over again until it snows
cold numb toes
fearing the first snow {will we get a blizzard? an ice storm?}
wearing layers of clothing- makes me feel fat, itchy, and claustrophobic
the endless search for a pretty! warm! functional! affordable! winter coat
sports- I just don't care!
3 words: seasonal. affective. disorder.
the farmers market becomes a sea of potatoes and turnips and brussel sprouts. wah.

How about you? What are your likes and dislikes about November? Have any?

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