It’s just about that time here once again… so you can assume it in the air on cool afternoons with a gentle breeze from the east… Winter is coming fast And Fall is knocking on our door. Frosty weeks will be here in no time at all. That signifies a whole lot of different things to a lot of people – the joy of a full Thanksgiving feast with the family, the wonder of that first snowy day, the warmth of a festive Winter holiday. Also, clearing away snowy driveways, shivering cold as you crawl into bed at the end of the evening, & longing for heat in any way, shape, or form. That’s why the top of my Fall to-do list usually has a single bold bullet point; Get Boyfriend. I hate that a single. In fact, Winter is the only time of the year that I ever want to go through the whole horse & pony show. It’s for survival, really. It’s not even that I want a bestie, so much as I need a warm companion to keep myself and others going through the brutal frosty & keep my spirits high when temperatures are low. It’s very difficult for myself and others to get comfortable with people, & I’m not exactly “touchy,” but when it’s -12 degrees outside I’m surprisingly friendly. Suddenly I understand the appeal of sleeping beside to someone at evening – for the warm cuddles when you have to turn the gas furnace off at the evening. I assume better about the ice frosty afternoons when I have to heat up my car & dig it out the snow, because I’m cold my butt off with someone else. I suppose my love will chill when the temperatures rise, but a warm romance during a frosty Winter is the only way to make it every single year.