The weather, the leaves, the wood stove are all busy doing their thing. What thing? The pre-winter thing.

Well, is that a good thing, or a bad thing? F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall”. That sounds like a very good thing to me.  Summer is just too sultry.

Every season has its ups and downs, but I’d say that the pre-winter season, sometimes called fall, is my favorite. Pre-winter, called so because preparing for winter is what the season is basically all about. My houseplants all have to be back from summer vacation in the yard, and in their spots along the south facing windows by Friday of this week. That’s when the first killing frost happens. Wood has been ordered, and when it arrives it has to be stacked. Screens are already off, and windows need to be washed. I’m looking forward to finishing the current revision of my novel, and putting it to rest for a month or two. I want to get out my yarn and knitting needles and create stuff. I want to learn to do Fair Isle knitting. All I know about Fair Isle knitting is that it is not for the weak. Neither is writing. What, all of a sudden I’ve become Super Woman? I don’t think so. I just keep trying.

I’m looking ahead to those quiet hours spent INDOORS reading, knitting and writing. Those are good things. Of course that means that there will also be more time for things like paper work (not related to writing), cleaning out closets, drawers, and constantly stoking the wood stove instead of only sporadically, as we are now. Those are not my favorite things. Eh, you have to take the good with the bad.

Enjoy your pre-winter now, whether you like it or not, because winter is coming!

About Eleanor Ingbretson

Native New Yorker. Transplanted to New Hampshire years ago, but still considered a flatlander by the neighbors. Writer of fantasy and mystery and whatever else takes my fancy.

Posted on October 12, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Maybe we should all do a yarn bombing before you start on the Fair Isle project. Let’s see… we could sneak up on John….


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