Thursday, December 1, 2005

It's December

In New England, where I live, December is the return to cold, and while it's been relatively mild the past few days, this weekend may not break 40 degrees. I haven't worn my heavy coat yet, nor have I had to use my ice scraper, but I have definitely turned on the seat warmers in my car.

I also get wistful at this time of the year. I get to thinking about all the things I haven't done. Where has the year gone? Have I squandered it? December adds weight to these questions, so I constantly have to remind myself of all the things I have done. Still, December marks the high season for these feelings.

I have to wait for January before I can get back to my usual optimistic self.


  1. Wait until January to be optimistic?! You have to celebrate and reflect on all that you DID do. I'm sure that it would certainly add up to more than you think. I guess sunny California doesn't always give off the same wintery December feel as New England... Chin Up...It's been an awesome year!

  2. Vin! Thanks for the encouraging thought!