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We were at the lake last week for our annual vacation, which means two things.
- I spent the week in my happy place, and
- It’s all downhill from here.
I love the lake. Our cabins are literally right on the water, and I woke up every day to see the sun peeking out behind Rattlesnake Island. It was a hot and humid week, so I spent every day in my bathing suit. I swam and biked and ran, I raced a sprint triathlon and had an amazing time. I drank wine and coconut vodka and sodas and ate a LOT of fruit and my mother-in-law’s chinese chicken salad (it was too hot to eat anything cooked!).
It was AWESOME, and I look forward to this week every year. I was sad when it ended, but I’m already looking forward to next year’s trip.
How can you NOT be happy when this is your view?
It’s darker and silent in the mornings now, with only the sound of crickets.
I am so not ready for winter. I feel like I’ve just gotten OVER last winter, like maybe yesterday.
So I’m trying to remember all the reasons I love fall – less humidity, crisp bright days, sweaters, pumpkin everything, hot showers after a workout, crockpot recipes, good sleeping weather – so that maybe I can avoid sliding into my usual winter anticipatory dread.
Because the fact is, I live in New England, and winter comes every year. Making peace with it would be good.
Do you mind the changing of seasons? What do you love about fall?