Sunday, October 24, 2010

I Feel Festive and Cozy. Let’s Do Crafts, Read Blogs, and Get Day Drunk!


We are officially entering the holiday season and Fall, beautiful Fall, is in full swing. It seems to get so many of us feeling cozy and creative. Fall really is a muse to so many artists. It is only natural at this time of year, as you enter into winter, to be mindful of the gifts of the previous seasons.

I also start feeling all home-body-like.

I want to harvest the rest of my basil and make fresh pesto to be frozen for use in the winter.

I want to cook delicious dinners, but mostly I want to eat a lot of bread.

The weak afternoon light makes me feel all romantic, and I find myself thinking, “Mmm, let’s sip a little red wine while the maniac naps and get day drunk.”

I peruse crafty blogs and think, “I might actually give that pumpkin doily/fireplace mantel craft a try!”

I start to plan and organize and THINK about gifts for others. The online and retail shopping starts to put crazed thoughts in my head, “Ooh, I could get that for so and so; do I need a new tablecloth; maybe I should buy myself some sweaters too; I better start ordering stuff now!”

As I enter this time, I must remember that festive can soon turn crazy, and I don’t need to be getting all in a bunch about how-many-more-decorations-should-I-buy-at-the-dollar-store.

Just enjoy watching the very last leaf fall. Just enjoy watching the last pile of orange and yellow leaves be swept away, into the gutters.

P.S., Because I am feeling so…gracious, I would like to recommend a couple of posts for you to read.

I was so entertained by Motherhood Uncensored’s labor story post. It is the most unique and AMAZING labor story post I have read yet. Even better than my own! Truly, wow! She JUST had another baby, and her blog is a must read.

Also, Glen’s Life posted about the men’s perspective on women’s body issues. If you are a woman, you should read it if you want to get into a man’s head a little more about what they find attractive (which is pretty much everything, what a relief). If you are a man, you should read it so that you can remember to TELL your woman just how much you love everything about her.

Happy reading!

23 comments:

Finding My Weigh said...

This is truly my favourite time of the year. Yesterday was the little miss's 1st birthday and I went a bit crazy. I made Halloween cupcakes, caramel apples, and decorated for the Halloween-themed party. Jordan and I have made construction paper pumpkins and a pipecleaner/wool spider web.

I think I need to lie down. I'm exhausted.

Thanks for the recommended reading, I'll check them out now!

Glen said...

*blush* *cough* thanks :-)

Anna Walker said...

Hahah Day Drunk :)
It is a pretty good time of year, I will wait to get day drunk, until AFTER I go to the gym.

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Clipped Wings said...

Nice post. I am still tucking new wildflower plants into my gardens, but when winter truly comes, then I will again have enought time to do my arts and crafts. I checked out Glen's Life...it's a gem. Love it.

Mrs Woog said...

I would get day drunk now, but got day drunk yesterday. xo

Mommyfriend Lori said...

Kristy, damn I just love you girl. I wanna be all homebody-like and eat a lot of bread too!!! I WISH you were my neighbor. Oh, the bread and wine we could consume...

Aging Mommy said...

I like this time of year, confort food and a glass of wine seem perfectly appropriate but I will never, ever, feel the urge to sew or do crafts of any description :-)

Tenille said...

Mmmmm...red wine, fresh bread, and throw in a little bit of cheese for me too please.

Jessica Anne said...

I get all crafty thinking this time of the year too. I never do any of it, but I think about how I should. :) Day Drunk, ha!

Veronica said...

I don't think I start to feel like that until the beginnings of the warm seasons. I want to play in the garden and eat fresh grown beans and squash tomatoes through my fingers for sauce.

Annette said...

I have to check out these blogs. Yes, can I get day drunk with you? We could pretend we're crafty together, eat lots of carbs/bread, do some online shopping and be merry! I'm with you all the way!

EmmaK said...

I love fall too but here in Baltimore it is still wonderfully warm and I'm in a t-shirt so I don't feel like curling up in front of a fire yet. But it's always a good season to get day drunk!

Amanda said...

I got a little day drunk Friday afternoon. It rocked!! Fall is probably the best time of year!!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Is it bad that I want a drink before work? Hmm...

Sandra said...

I do that too: go to the crafy blogs and tell myself I'm going to make this and try that...and then, well, I blog instead!

Babes Mami said...

I love this time of year! It's my favorite!

TV's Take said...

Day drunk, that's an awesome term! I'll have to start using that. Love fall as well. It's the best season around.

Angie said...

I love this season too! And, of course, I'm always up for a good day drunk!

Mommy Needs a Vacation said...

You crack me up! I wish I could get day drunk today! That would be SO FUN!

MommieDaze said...

I'm not day drunk, but I've been hopped up on cold medicine for five days. It's kind of the same, but less fun.

blueviolet said...

This time of year is really the only time when I get that mood to be creative and cook and bake, although the desire to be eating bread? That one is year round, day in day out.

Debbie said...

I also love this time of year. Although today it is getting up to 83 here and, no surprise, we are in for some rough storms.

Shell said...

Oh, yes, how I love this time of year! Chilly enough for jeans, but not frozen where we have to get bundled up to head out.

Though, you sound really ambitious with wanting to do so much. I'd like to eat bread and drink wine...and that's about it. ;)