Monday, October 30, 2006
We went out and bought our Halloween pumpkin yesterday, and carved it up last night. The kids were excited like they haven't been in quite a while. It kind of made me miss the holiday experiences of living farther north. The nip in the air; leaves turning all sorts of autumnal colors (Dang Pung = Korean for "tinted autumnal leaves"); frost on the ground, gloves and mittens, apple cider to warm you up; not just as a "holiday beverage..." I miss the magic that fall and winter had when I was my children's age; and I lament that they don't get to have the same autumn and winter experiences. This is the time of year that I most dislike living in Houston. It just doesn't feel right.