[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2s2tPORlW4&feature=relatedLike a squirrel, with the arrival of the first cold days I get an urge to prepare my house, my garden, and myself for winter. Some of it is necessary (the garden!), some of it is a matter of habit mostly.
Here is a list of what I am planning right now:
Prepare the flower beds.
Harvest the last apples.
Wash all those summer clothes like skirts and jackets that don’t go into the wash each time after wearing.
Sew that missing button on my fall coat.
Put away my summer hat, get out the woolly ones.
Scarves and gloves, ditto.
Begin to discuss with my husband where to spend Christmas (his parents’, my parent’s, or our own house – lots of deliberation and consultation with siblings needed).
Order myself some Christmas romances from Harlequin.
Sort through my winter wardrobe and give away some items.
Begin to gaze at fall and winter fashion in shop windows. I know it’s been there since early August, I just refuse to regard it until October.
Cook apple sauce and freeze it.
How do you prepare for winter? Do you enjoy it? (I do, quite. Although I am not too fond of the cold, it’s kind of time for it now.) And when do you start planning for Christmas?