What is it about these autumn months that has kept me so quiet? Maybe it’s the weather—the coolness that inspires cups of tea and a good book. Maybe it’s the festivities that surround this time of year—the baby showers, the birthday celebrations, the holidays that keep me driving all around town. Or maybe I’m just getting shy in my older age. I don’t like to talk as much as I used to.
Whatever the reason, I decided today I’d speak up. I’d say hi.
I’m drinking a cup of afternoon coffee and printing holiday cards. It’s 80-something degrees out, but I’ve got Christmas on the brain. I’ve already gotten a stash of gifts beneath my desk and a list of more to buy. It seems soon, I know, but a week from tomorrow is Thanskgiving, and we all know how Christmas always sneaks up right after that. This year, I’m gonna be ready when it does.