i'm sitting here blogging & looking out the window to my sunny backyard (and listening to baby einstein in the background!). i've always thought of myself as a sunshine person. i guess it's just being a texas girl. it's just so happy to me. but today i was reading haus maus & reminiscing about gray, cold northern european autumn, & well, i was kind of missing it! there's just something about sipping hot tea, or coffee, lighting a few candles, & enjoying all the gray. it's so cozy. there's this dutch word i always remember that our friend sophie would use - gezellig. it's kind of like cozy, but more, like the feeling i was describing - warm tea, candle light @ dusk, the smell of baking bread mixed with cold, crisp air - basically, i think it's untranslatable in houston :)
after reading her post, i thought about lighting a candle here, just for ambiance (and to remember that it IS fall!), but well, it's just not the same in 75 degree sunshine.
ah well. for now i will enjoy the sunshine. maybe one day i will be reminiscent for it!