Do you have problems with the shorter days?
Do you wish the weather was warmer?
Are you dreading the upcoming winter?
Do you miss all the green leaves?
Do you hate rainy days?
I love it…
Yes I do, I love everything above, including green leaves in the spring and summer (but no green in the fall for me, please). Right now I am totally and utterly in love with the current season.
I love walking on the paths where leaves are covering everything, and I love driving on a road where there are lots of leaves on the ground. All boost my spirits! All boost my inner peace. There is nothing more lovely than a fall day, late afternoon, when I am enjoying some time in the corner of my sofa, curled up with a good book and with candles lit on the table.
Coziness is everything to me. A home without the important coziness factor should get an up-grade right away. It is so easy; Take a room, buy accent lamps, dress the room up with candles, buy some pillows and a nice throw and then---just enjoy!!!
Go out on a beautiful walk, devour the colors, sniff the air, and let the brisk air bite your nose. Once you get home just pour a cup of tea or coffee…Enjoy.
If you are into Starbucks (which I am not anymore) you can enjoy the holiday drinks there. Sure, even I will buy a Gingerbread latte this season, but I am not getting a latte every day, or not even every week. Starbucks has left me a bit tired lately. I think it is SO overpriced and maybe not so good.
Dress yourself in some nice clothes. It will make wonders for your soul! I am the kind of person who gets totally bummed out if I am dressed in sweats for a whole day. Not my style, but you can look stylish AND BE COZY in a casual skirt instead, throw on some leggings and a nice shirt and cardigan. It is so easy to find some instant perkiness and style. A pashima is a great buy; it is comfortable, warm and super stylish.
Every once in a while you can enjoy a glass of a full bodied red wine on a cold fall night, light a fire in the fire-place.
…Hear the fire crackle and pop! Enjoy the smell of it.
…Sit down and talk to your loved ones.
I am missing my Swedish family so much at the moment. I want them all here!! Some days I miss them more than others, some days I appreciate them more than others, some days I miss all the humor and the laughs that we always share when we are together. I just miss it! I miss my immediate family and my Aunt and my grandma!! Some days I just want to book a ticket on the next flight to Stockholm, leave this all behind for while. Some days I just want to speak Swedish with EVERY person that I meet. I just don’t want to speak any English at all. I just want to close my eyes and be in Stockholm…
BUT, on the other hand I do have the best of two worlds, and a home that I love so much to share with my dear little family!
And to live in the burb where I live is a true joy. This is a place I am utterly and crazy in love with…
Gosh I am rambling on, but all of you that have ever lived away from your home know what I am talking about.
And, I know that you should, and I always do: Seize the day! Carpe Diem!
Have a good Tuesday!