I had trouble sleeping last night. It was chillier than I thought it would be and the cats all wanted to snuggle with me somewhere around four this morning. I think they were playing, because when I finally stumbled out of bed this morning, I found toys strewn all over, and some VERY sleepy kitties in our office.
Waking up cold, combined with the tossing and turning last night had me craving caffeine this morning, but instead of coffee, I wanted tea. Why? Because last night I decided to take some of the leftover pumpkin from muffin making and make some of Savvy Julie's Pumpkin Syrup. I ended up enjoying both a muffin and the syrup with breakfast this morning, stirring a sweet spoonful of the syrup into my tea.
Plain Greek yogurt mixed with some chias rounded out my breakfast, and I enjoyed every sweet-spicy sip of tea, which nicely complimented the yummy, dense muffin. I love the cinnamon-nutmeg-clove combination year-round – it makes the apartment smell so homey!
Of course the chilly night gave way to a blustery day. It was brisk and windy all day, and the air definitely smelled like fall – crisp and like drying leaves. I was happy for layers and long sleeves, and had the heat on in the car. Tonight is supposed to be even chillier than last night: the low is only forty-five degrees. It may be time to dig out an extra blanket to layer on the bed – next week it’s supposed to be much warmer, and I don’t want to turn the heat on if I don’t have to.
BUT – it is late, and I am tired and ready to bundle up in bed. I think tomorrow will be another day for tea, especially if it is going to be chilly like today.
What signifies fall to you? Is it the weather? Pumpkin? or something else?