It snowed today before I left for work. Normally (and as the season progresses) I have a more negative outlook on the white stuff that impedes traffic, makes me wear shoes that cover my whole foot, and a heavy coat & scarf. However today it was different... Today the snow felt magical, romantic and even dare I say welcomed? While the white wet flakes heavily and quickly gallivanted from the sky to the ground at my parent's home it wasn't after driving for 5 or so minutes that it stopped.
As I've sat at my desk today I've been enjoying the softness of instrumental holiday tunes on my Pandora station. For some reason it's so soothing. It makes me want to snuggle up with a fuzzy blanket, a cup of hot apple cider and a good book by the fire as I watch the snow dance to the ground. Since I can't do any snuggling up to anything but my computer screen it caused me to peaked out a window here in my office, hoping that I'd be able to at least watch the snowfall. Alas, the clouds are parting and the sky is becoming ever more blue. I suppose in it's own way, this too is romantic and wonderful.
In a way, I guess I'm anticipating winter this year. Brian and I will mix and match the traditions we grew up with and create new ones of our own. This seems like a very blissful and romantic time of the year... more so than normal. What a new and exciting chapter lies before us.
What are some of your favorite traditions?
While the weather is still fickle about what it wants to be, I suppose my advice would be to find something about it that you love. Whether it's the smell after it rains, the frigidness of the first snowfall, the warmth of a sunny day or the briskness that comes with the bit of a fall wind. Happy fall/winter!