The warm weather in Southern California has me in the worst mood. It reached over ninety-degrees here on Wednesday and Thursday. We seem to be having these November heat-waves more each year. It's disappointing and depressing. And I'm not the only one who is suffering from sun-fatigue by now. I want a change of pace, a change of season. I want it to feel like the holidays are right around the corner. Instead, we're cranking up the air conditioner. It's not something to be envious of, in case you're complaining about temps dropping faster than usual where you live. Any prolonged, extreme weather is not good for the psyche ―or planet.
Fortunately fall temperatures are in the five-day forecast! Breakfast-for-dinner and playing Scrabble-in-bed nights ahead! I'm also looking forward to spending nights at Disneyland when it's in the low fifties, upper forties. I love bundling up, scarf wrapped around my freezing cold nose and wandering around a near-empty Happiest Place on Earth with Marissa. I miss being able to do that several times a week. Maybe 2014 will see the return of Vicodin and a Disneyland Premium Annual Pass in my life. I must remember...dreams come true.
The hot weather hasn't stopped me from crocheting pretty wintry things, though. Six years ago I crocheted a couple of hats and had so much fun making them! Then I never did it again. I have no idea why. It might have something to do with me looking like a dork in hats. But that didn't stop me last weekend when I gave it another go. And it's still so much fun! This time around I'm not making them for myself ― unless I hit on a style that actually flatters me. It's exciting to have something new to crochet and finish so quickly and finally having the confidence in my crocheting skills to pick out a pattern and just do it. It just took me a decade.