I am hanging out with all.things.fadra on this wintry Sunday.
I mourn a little the day of the spring solstice — isn’t that what it’s called? The longest day after which each succeeding day is a little bit shorter? Mid-June sometime. Just as we’re getting giddily into the swing of summer … bam! That damn seasonal clock starts ticking.
So yes, I do suffer from S.A.D. Why? I have always been a summer girl. Bring on the heat and humidity, I don’t care. I love the feel of sun on my skin and soft breezes on my face. I love the sounds of summer that open windows welcome, chirping birds early in the morning and crickets late at night.I love the smells of summer, freshly cut grass, suntan lotion slathered on my arms, chicken sizzling on the grill.
As fall turns to winter and the last few solitary leaves skitter across my frozen yard, I sigh inwardly and brace for the bitter months ahead. I know I will be cold and yes, a little depressed. I will pile on layers of clothes and be too hot, then too chilly. Arguments with my husband about the thermostat setting will kick in. My fingers and toes are always frozen. At work all day, I barely see daylight. On the ride home, I relish the thought that I will soon shed my work clothes and throw on comfy sweats.
On weekends I make hearty soups, lentil, barley mushroom, chowder, stews, anything that resembles comfort food. The tantalizing aromas fill the kitchen, a warm and cozy mecca. My husband and I contemplate going out. We look at each other. Nah, we say in unison, let’s stay home and watch a movie.
This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…
- Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
- Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.
- Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
- Add the Stream of Consciousness Sunday badge to your post.
- Link up your post.
- Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.