Monday, September 21, 2009
color week::brick red
It's color week at elsie marley, in honor of fall. I'm more of a cool-color girl, so this'll take some doing for me. A good exercise.
I'm ready for fall, I think. I don't like the heat, which kind of puts a damper on summer for me (but this summer has been cool--so what's not to like about that?). But with that relief comes a paradoxical dread, because the older I get, the more I dread the cold and snow and ice and bleak of winter. I don't know if it's having a kid to keep warm (though he's usually pretty sweaty, like his mama) or just the increased crabbiness brought by each passing year...but where I used to roll my eyes at my mom as she began worrying about winter on September 1, now I'm right there with her.
Still, I adore the in-between of fall...the smell, the crackle, the wind, the chill (which is definitely not the same as cold). A series of fun events: Halloween, my wedding anniversary, Thanksgiving, and then, of course, Christmas and all the joy leading up to it. And that last part is winter, and I love it. Must not be so bad after all.
Today's installment of color week, brick red, was probably the easiest of the five to find in my house (I'm honestly a little anxious about goldenrod), and is thus a good warmup. My brick red is really yellow--it's food coloring, and it's in queue to be returned since I ended up buying two and needing one, which should explain to you exactly why it's in my kitchen cabinet with my dishes and a multi-pack of rotary cutter blades, which are not in queue to be returned. That's how things rumble around here.