You want to know what made me happy today?
The weather. I swear, once it hit Sept 1st here, it immediately felt like fall. We went to a pool party last Sunday, probably the last of the summer, and it was warm enough. But otherwise it's been pretty mild and autumnal around here.
Autumn is my second-best season of the year, behind my birth-season, spring. I can't wait for cornmazes; trying new pie recipes; cooking with winter squash; haunted houses; apple cider; going to work while it's still dark outside (until the time changes); and leaves falling in our yard, though it's not really fun to clean them up.
Still, I will really miss summer. It's been one heck of a year so far! Before we know it, 2011 will be here and 2010 will feel so...2005.
I will miss the bright, green leaves; the enveloping warmth of a summer day outside; floating on the lake with a drink; wearing sunglasses...all the time; and having a reason to shave my legs at least twice a week (oh yeah, I rock the "natural long johns" most winters. Shudder if you must, it's comfy. I get lazy in that regard).
Now it's time to see how long we can hold out before turning on the heat this year! Gas is 'spensive.
In the soontime: Sweet Cornbread Cake, recipe courtesy of VegWeb.com **squeeeeee!**