Truth be told ~ these short days and long nights are a trial for me. I’d be perfectly content to stay in my moose pajamas to sleep, read, knit, cook, stare at the fire and play scrabble until early March. I can’t tell if I’m tired, cold, depressed, slightly ill or just lazy; adjectives never used to describe grizzly bears and oak trees who themselves take the winter off to give birth and to grow in different ways.
It sounds cozy enough but the bears don’t eat a thing the whole winter long; three to four months for males, five to seven for females. A hands down deal breaker for me.
Winter has too much good food I refuse to miss. Grapefruit, oranges and Christmas cookies. I came into possession of a beautiful green and orange acorn squash the other day. This recipe calls for two medium squash but I used one big one. I have maple syrup from a friend in Unionville who taps his own trees. It was so good and so pretty. Next time I’m adding bacon and serving it over rice as the whole meal.
I guess I’ll put my shoes on and go to work after all since it’s what we humans do. And I’ll try to ease up on the whining too, grateful for human treasures like moose pajamas and winter squash. ~ peace & prayers, pastor annette