We have enjoyed a few days of actual fall weather and I have taken full advantage. My days have been spent doing a whole lot of nothing tucked into the things that need to be done. The rush to begin anew that accompanies September has started to wane and the desire to sit back and savor has begun.
I have already watched my favorite fall movie, You've Got Mail, twice with a steaming mug of tea in hand. I have actually had to pull the blanket up over me at night to fight off the chill in the air and have nearly reached for my favorite over sized sweatshirt as I crawled out of bed the last few mornings.
My time in the kitchen has taken on a different flavor as well. Instead of quickly preparing something to eat and getting out of a hot kitchen, I have been taking my time planning menus and trying new things. The oven is calling for banana bread, pumpkin scones and chocolate chip cookies to be baked in the very near future.
I love how everything turns homeward this time of year. The days are grower shorter, darkness is coming sooner, making the comforts of home even sweeter. Do you feel it, too?