This time of year brings a mix of warm and fuzzy feelings. As I live in Wisconsin, the weather is always a surprise. Whether my state is enduring snow and ice storms or frosted green lawns and cool day temps during the holiday season, I still seek the ultimate activities for warmth.
I delight in hot cocoa, lit fireplaces, homemade soups (I’m a soup addict), warm sun through a window, fleece apparel for those outdoor hay rides, visits to pumpkin/llama farms, and the twinkle of lights peeking from the holiday decorations that are generously lit during the long dark hours.
But my list of warmth could never be complete without the warmth and love of my husband to share it with me.
What’s my idea of a Hot Autumn Night? Well, it’s actually rather simple (I’m a simple girl…no…really….I am). I’m not into expensive champagne and I’m rather proud I’ve never had caviar. No, for me, a Hot Autumn Night would encompass a walk along a wooded lane, a full moon above lighting our way. The smell of wood smoke from a nearby fireplace and the brisk freshness of fall in the air. Leaves crunching beneath booted feet.
Of course, this walk would be nothing without the man I’ve chosen to spend my life with, his hand in mine as we walk and talk about our yesterdays…and our tomorrows. Once home, settling before a blazing fire, cuddled beneath a crocheted afghan, letting the flames warm us from the outside while the love we share warms us from the inside then later….well, I’ll just leave that up to your imagination…..but that’s my idea of a Hot Autumn Night. Nothing fancy, just…enjoying our time together, still in love after all these years.
My favorite Autumn nights were from living in New Hampshire. After a day of apple picking, we would stop in at one of the many restaurants on the shores of Lake Winnipesaukee. We enjoyed a candlelit dinner looking out over the lake as the sun set.
We returned home and poured ourselves our favorite drinks. Bob would have a Drambuie and I would have a Bailey’s and we would take them out to our hot tub and enjoy the night sky. Once warmed inside and out, we would run back inside to snuggle underneath the covers and well, I’m sure you know the rest :-)
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