“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;”
Yes, well, my brain doesn’t put it quite like Keats. It wants to know: where is all the daylight going!? It doesn’t like AT ALL the sun rising later and setting sooner. The world IS ending!!!
So, I have some tricks to try to cheer it up. In case you need a little something to cheer yourself up, here is what I find helpful:
Pretty baskets and bowls of sock yarn; they sit there begging me to find or design the perfect pattern:
I’ve even started a sock from the second bowl!
Lisa Lutz’s Spellman family mysteries are hilarious. The Spellmans live in San Francisco and run a family business of private investigators. They are not above investigating each other, which can make family life interesting to say the least. And Tarquin Hall has started a delightful series set in Delhi, India, featuring Vish Puri, owner and principle investigator of Most Private Investigators, Ltd. The Spellman series should be read in order (The Spellman Files being the first), the Vish Puri mysteries (there are 2 out, my second is on the way!) I don’t think will need to be read in order.
What do you do to cheer yourself up?