September 21. Where the heck did September go? As I jog in the morning, I can see my breath. When I walk the path to my front door, red leaves crunch underfoot, a sure sign that summer is gone. This weekend is the autumnal equinox, and then once again the dark hours will outnumber the daylight hours. It’s amazing how I can give myself all these tasks, assignments, really: take Vitamin D, get up earlier, spend more time outside, sit under the super-bright lamp to trick my mind into thinking it’s getting more daylight…and despite all that, it really is like clockwork. The sadness comes and disrupts my plans, and I’m left lying still: startled and indignant, frustrated, with an Ohhhhh, here it is.
It’s not constant right now, but lately it’s been sneaking in and staying more often.
This week, I have made baked eggs with shredded cauliflower in kale cups (new use for the muffin tins!), banana chocolate chip bread, kale and avocado salad, basil-walnut-cherry tomato pesto, zucchini brownies, and a quesadilla or two– some with good photographic evidence, others not so much.
For now, I wish you a peaceful start to your day, filled with a sense of hope and gratitude. Know that I appreciate every single person who stops by and reads these words, or looks at these pictures. (Seriously, I’ve barely been live a month and knowing that every day, multiple people- often dozens!- read what I publish on here…it’s a pretty cool feeling.)
I’m sure I’ll be back with my lighter, snarkier self in a day or two.
And please. Always remember that beautiful experiences and massive amounts of love are on their way. —Chris Gethard
I wasn’t going to give you any links with this post, but these two are pretty much invaluable: