SAD. If there is a syndrome that is the opposite of SAD, I have it! I love the autumn, the winter, the cloudy cold, the turning of the leaves, the snowfall, short days, long nights, and so on. If some place in the world could give me a Colorado Autumn followed by a Colorado Winter over and over again, I would have to move there. Forever. I don't like spring and summer nearly as much. Don't get me wrong, I still love them, but nothing reminds me of home like autumn and winter.
My favorite day of the year is today. The first day since spring started where I needed to pull out my sweatshirt. I have a favorite hoodie. It's gray, big, with zip-off sleeves. It's worn out, raddy, but soft and comfortable. I've had it since I was 15. I know I should get rid of it, but I just can't. Call me Linus. Anyway, today I got to pull my warm, fluffy sweatshirt out of the closet, clasp my coffee in my hands, and step into the brisk morning on my way to work.
It's raining right now, and I know it's only a matter of time before green trees turn to orange, yellow, and brown. I get to light a fire in my fireplace. The scent of pumpkin, egg nog, pine, and my central heater will fill the house. I'll enjoy sweet and savory baked goods, warm coffee, hot tea, hot chocolate, apple cider, maybe even mulled wine this year.
What's your favorite day of the year? Your favorite season? Why? What memories make it your favorite?