Shorter days and Pumpkin Soup
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
A friend grew pumpkins this year and gave us some of their crop. I started processing the pumpkins yesterday: cut, scoop seeds and rinse them for roasting, bake the pumpkins, let cool, scoop the goo into containers for freezing. I made pumpkin custard and pumpkin soup for lunch, since we had not a small amount of pumpkin. My oldest daughter reminded me that I was the only one who really likes pumpkin soup, and that she knows because I fix it EVERY year when I process pumpkins. (I had 3 bowls! It WAS yummy! I had to coax the soup down everyone else's throats.)
I've been down for several days now. It just hit me that the days are much shorter, and that I need to adjust for this in the way I'm thinking. Most people think of winter as the long/gray part of the year. But for me, this time between now and Dec. 21st, when we're losing more and more light, is hardest. I can handle the cold of winter better than the shortening days, because by January we're getting more light every day, not less. Time to start using more lights in the house and giving myself extra wiggle room emotionally.