Monday, November 3, 2008

good monday to you.

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!

3 comments:

Amanda Brooks said...

Get up to Nashville and I'll show you Fall! (although, today it is 76 degrees). Last week it was COLD and crisp and very Fall-ish! Hope that comes back soon. The leaves changed this week. It is gorgeous!!! Come see me!

Jen Powell said...

this made me smile. i love being cozy, but i also get a bit down with all the grey. there's gotta be a happy medium. I hear Barcelona has all the seasons..... (wink, wink)

Joy said...

we've had three days of gray and rain here! thanks for helping me appreciate it! love you kelly!

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