Word Nerd Confessions: November
Fall has officially set up its presence. The aspen, birch, and maple trees disrobed within a week’s span with the help of couple of brisk windstorms. Temperatures hover around freezing, and the sun offers minimal light with little warmth and disappears shortly around 4 pm. The preparation for winter is underway. The Hubs threatens to put on the snow tires since black ice is fact of life not to be ignored. I understand his concern, but snow tires seems to invite or acknowledge snow. We already had a flurry of snow that had the grace to be embarrassed enough by its early arrival and leave by the next afternoon.
This month’s words reflect my ambivalence towards fall: do I mourn the passing of summer or prepare for winter with my usual reluctance? Or do I just accept it knowing spring is not that far away?
So–how do you feel about fall?
I’m ready to say “toodle-oo” to this year and move on to something even more productive!
I have a story character who says “Toodles” and smiled when I came across the word. It’s legit, after all!
I knew most of these; now I feel smart. 🙂
And it’s so mentally stimulating to read these. Thank you.
And they are so pretty too.
Yes they are.
I love the crepitate sound of a fire in the hearth on a cold evening but I do not do snow! That is why I live in Texas! We may see that evil stuff for a minute but fortunately it doesn’t stay around long. Happy Thanksgiving Cricketmuse! ❤
I like our summers and fall. Spring is decent—but i yiyi, that winter.
We have short Spring and Fall in East TX but we have them. I am originally from W KY and the 4 seasons are more distinct. Sometimes I miss that but I love my 70 degrees in Dec 😉
I think I need to clue my son into your blog. He’s a word-aholic.
Send him my way-it’s a monthly feature