Wednesday, October 1, 2008

A whisper of snow



October first. I love this date, because it means I'm allowed to look forward to Christmas. No, I'm not going to buy ornaments or hang decorations or bake cookies or anything like that (well, maybe some cookies), but I get to think about all those without feeling guilty. I get to buy magazines with picture perfect mountain lodge Christmases and new recipes to try. I get to 'glede meg'.

I love this expression, too. It is so much juicier than 'look forward to'. It literally means 'to joy myself', and that is what I'm doing.

And there's so much to 'joy myself' over! Lin's warm Lucia buns, the smell of fresh pine tree, Sufjan Steven's Christmas music, cranberry sauce, It's a Wonderful Life, the first whisper of snow in the air...Makes my belly tingle.

That tingling is probably the cause of my wonderful writing day today. 1200 words, most of them not rubbish, and I'm beginning to see the end of chapter 13. Yay!

(By the way, Lin and Pep: seen the snowflake before?)

6 comments:

eiv said...

Hmm
No bells a'ringin'

tone almhjell said...

Next time you make an sortie, look around.

Li:ne said...

Hmm...

JULIE K said...

Tjihi. Jeg er også slik. I oktober gir jeg meg lov til å kikke i juleblader og bøker. Og jeg koser meg sånn med det : )

Laini Taylor said...

Christmas must be wonderful there. Yesterday evening I got my real "scent" of fall -- fires and rain, and it made me so happy! I love autumn gloom in Oregon, and I love love love Christmas. Enjoy the season!

tone almhjell said...

Christmas is beautiful in Norway, and I'll share lots of our traditions and preparations when the time comes. But there is no snow guarantee, I'm afraid. It's much milder here than you might think, because of the Gulf stream.

The week before Christmas, I watch the weather report just as anxiously as I did when I was a kid, to see if we'll be lucky this year. If we are, there is frost or snow on Christmas eve, to silver the darkness and tickle the nose. Here's hoping!