Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Channelling Fall


Even in southeastern Georgia we can pretend Jack Frost is just around the corner...

There is nary a red leaf or a brisk wind to be found in my backyard, but I can still dream about crisp nights, blazing fires, needing a jacket to go out...stuff like that...

And I can order Fall in a Box to be delivered right to my front door




I dragged The Bread Bible out earlier today to drool over recipes...and to make plans for the contents I knew would be shortly arriving from The Baker's Catalogue...don't you love how they spell "catalogue"?

My postman, who probably has a hernia from the number of boxes he has to tote across our lawn, through the gate, and up to the door...and who will probably have a cardiac incident from the dogs going ballistic when he does, dropped off my lover-ly Fall Play Boxes today...bless his heart...I will remember his hard work when the holidays roll around...

You see before you:

  • poppy seeds
  • bread base sample pack
  • minced ginger
  • a 5 oz. bottle of natural almond extract
  • a 2 lb bag of organic white whole wheat flour (and the bag is even autumnal colored! can you stand it?)
  • a set of flannel gingham sheets for the bed in my office/second guest room...and, hold onto your hat, the color of the sheets is Maple...

Honestly...only if I had ordered a ton of fall leaves to be artfully strewn about the front lawn (pin them down? hot glue? Liquid Nails?) could I possibly be more Fall Content...

Okay, that is such a lie...but I'm tryin' hard to channel Autumn so just play along with me...

The newspaper tells me that this Friday and Saturday our highs should only be in the middle 70s...as we actually move closer to the weekend, I expect that will gradually morph into low to mid-80s...as it almost always does...funny how temperatures around here are never lower than forecasted...

I have scheduled Serious Baking for this weekend, trusting that if I move ahead acting as if I do believe we will have temperatures only in the mid-70s, then the forces of nature will be duped into providing said forecasted temps...

Kind of like when you get on the scale, close your eyes and believe that you have lost 5 lbs this week...even taking in consideration the pot o' cheese dip eaten last night @ 10 p.m. by the light of the open fridge door...and you have lost 5 lbs! you did it!

Naw...that never happens to me either...but take it as a sign of my continued determination to outwit Reason that I continue to run that scam in various areas of my life...

Now, turn up that AC, put on a sweater and think "FALL"...

5 comments:

Belle-ah said...

Mrs. G...I will send you some fall vibes. I did wear a sweater this morning and tomorrow will wear jeans! LOL

Belle-ah said...

Just for you:

http://southerness.blogspot.com/2006/09/fall-for-mrs-g.html#links

sjdecorates said...

Well, I'll be around for coffee when I smell the baking smells.....I can't wait for you to enjoy it!! you paint such a "gorgemous" picture with your words, surely Mother Nature will cooperate! Hey! maybe start the baking at 4 or 5 a.m.!!! :-)

Jessica said...

I hear you are big on "fall" well I am too. I'm a Florida native who LIVES for fall and winter. I love Georgia so much, my dad was born and raised there and while he and mom have lived in Florida since they got married forty years ago, all of my family on his side still lives there. I love the cold, the leaves changing color.....wish I were there. IN Florida we have two seasons...Hot and not so hot!

Mrs. G said...

Jessica

a Fall Lover in Florida! wow...you're one brave gal :)
I hope you don't dream about snow every Christmas like I do!

(No baking this weekend...I had big plans, but we did so many *things* in the yard, I was too worn out to stand & bake...plus I was so disgruntled by the 85-ish temps that I wouldn't have baked anyway...

But I think we need a weekend off from The List...so maybe this weekend coming...although it is *forecasted* to be in the 80s again...major angst forthcoming if I don't get a zippy weekend in the 70s (and no I don't mean 79, thanks very much anyway) here very shortly...

it's all about the journey...