I am in love with this time of year! I love everything about it! I love the clothes, wearing long sleeves, boots, and hoodies. I loves my scarves. I also loves the rain, and the pretty fall colors, and the crisp air. It’s not freezing cold but not burning hot either. You have to dress in layers, lol.
It’s just cold enough some days for me to get into work and put on some hot water and make some hot cocoa. Then I sink into my chair in my office and start my work for the day. I also seem to do the same thing when I get home, lol. I figure why not indulge. Sometimes, if I’m really feeling froggy I add some marshmallow fluff.
I have also have found as late that reading has been reignited for me. I have been checking this off my bucket list left and right. I have read more than 10 books in the last few weeks. I have to read 50 before the end of 2016 so I will well surpass my goal. Moreover, I need to travel to a state I have never been in before and I will get to do that in a few weeks. Visiting in Pennsylvania. I will also be decorating my house for Christmas which is another check on my bucket list. Finally if they have a pool at the hotel I am trying to book I will be in bucket list paradise. So lets see how much of this annual list I can accomplish. Whoo Hoo! 🙂 However, though I enjoy my books and boy do I as I have to drag myself out of their magical fantasy world after looking at the clock and realizing I just spend hours engulfed in an exotic land I have to get better about planning more fun for myself in the real world.
But what really does it for me is pulling out my iPod and picking out my favorite holiday music. I start that a bit early (right after Halloween). I don’t mean Christmas music per se but a bit of my favorite classics. These would include all the wonderful musicals they play during this time of the year like the Sounds of Music, The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, and so on. I also enjoy the Christmas ones too of course but try to save them for a bit closer to Christmas because I do not want to get to tired of them before Christmas time. I enjoy mixing in these songs on my iPod as well and enjoying them and singing them as well and blasting them through the car. It reminds me of ‘coming home’ it seems as I leave work each day. It calms me, especially when I am sitting in traffic. It makes the holidays way more bearable, when it seems that people are not as nice and filled with holiday spirit as they should be.
I enjoy this time of year and it seems the older I get and the older my family gets, the more I actually enjoy spending it with my family which I did not ever think would be the case when I was younger. I guess I took it for granted before I was diagnosed with MG. But after missing some holidays and not feeling I had anything to ‘offer’ the family or that they would really notice if I did not show I had a change of heart. I realized that I after having MG we are not all promised the next day or and though that may sound cheesy we must enjoy each day as if it is our last. So I try to spend as much time as possible with my family. I also try to wait until I am invited sometimes too hehehe.
Though I was born in the winter and always use to say I was a winter baby because I loved the cold and still kind of do (though it no longer likes me with MG) I have to say I think I really am a fall (autumn) gal! I love the warm cozy feeling it gives me now. It makes me think of family, love, life, and fun. I’m still have not become a cuddler again but I enjoy the ‘feeling’ of being cuddly at heart. We’ll call it COZY!