Friday, September 26, 2008
i think ryan and i would both readily admit that winter is hard for us. we both have a touch of seasonal depression as the leaves fall and the weather changes. as the autumnal equinox just passed, i think each of us felt a slight twinge of sorrow as we know what is to come. don't get me wrong, i love autumn, but i love spring even more. with spring, there is the hope of three glorious seasons in a row. and of course, winter has some great perks - hot chocolate, snuggling under blankets, fires in the fireplace, and of course Christmas! but, even though there is much goodness in winter, it is still a hard season for us. (i must say that our families are probably scoffing right now as winter in virgnia is a piece of cake in comparison to indiana! they could all tell you we've gone soft!)
anyway, i was met by an email today that indeed confirmed that summer is over. i was told that our last box of produce would be coming this week and then we were on our own for the rest of the year. i have certainly had to get creative using up things that i had never tried before this summer - collards, kohlrabi, tomatillos, parsnips and such. and there have been a few meals that we would collectively admit were not a huge success, but it was a great experience overall. and lily LOVED opening up the box each week to see what deliciousness lay there for her to enjoy!
so, as the last box came today, i figured i'd capture her sentiments regarding dave matthew's goodness that we've enjoyed all summer. it's been a bit like christmas for her on a weekly basis...