Monday, November 10, 2014
How Did It Get To Be Mid-November?
Last week when the time changed I started to feel like hibernating. It hit me earlier and harder than usual. When the sky got dark around five, I brought everyone in and settled them for the evening. I sometimes gave in to the urge to snuggle under a blanket with Fudge while we watched TV. It felt like winter was right around the corner but at the same time it seemed like we must still be in late summer or early fall. I was wearing shorts and a sweatshirt, one of my very favorite outfits and surely it was too soon to be thinking seriously about the approaching holidays.
Today it struck me that it's the middle of November and I need to get going. I want to get my holiday packages sent out early and start baking cookies and all those things I associate with the season. What woke me up? Last week Rob and I found a great deal on turkeys. We bought a 25 pounder and yesterday we cooked it. Rob was a sweetheart and cleaned the meat off and bagged it. We had turkey sandwiches last night and we'll have a nice turkey dinner for Thanksgiving but best of all we have lots and lots of little baggies of turkey pieces for the fur kids. We'll probably get another big turkey this week and keep it frozen for a while. Then we'll have plenty of turkey for everyone to enjoy all winter.
This morning when I took the dogs out, the sky was dramatic. When we first opened the door, it looked like this.