The weather doesn't usually affect me. I like that there are four seasons where I live. I was born in a country where it rains six months of the year and is blazing hot for the other six months. Sweaters are novelty items there. You wouldn't step out without an umbrella - a habit I have to this day. Whether it's hot or rainy, enjoy your walks under the umbrella! I grew up in a different country where there was only one season year round; it would be 90 degree plus every day. And when it rains, the parties start because rain is a novelty there. Now you know why I was never such a big fan of summer. And so, when I moved to the United States, I was thrilled to see mild summer, followed by a beautiful Fall, then some actual snow in the winter and finally a colorful spring.
But, this year, the weather is just not agreeing with me. It was sad enough that winter pushed Fall out very early, and now I have to deal with crappy moody days with the weather all gloomy outside.
The husband just left for his month-long India trip. Yes, a month. I am super disappointed that I am not with him, as was our original plan, but something came up, so I have canceled my tickets for now. At least, we don't have to worry about boarding our dog for a month and wondering how she will fare, but I haven't been by myself for a long period since I got married. I used to enjoy being my own boss but now I look strangely at that person I used to be. That's what marriage does to you.
In other matters, I have finally finished reading The Martian and liked it a lot. It's certainly one that I will enjoy watching as a movie because Mark Watney's inventiveness would translate well on screen plus a lot of that scientific stuff would be easier to watch than to read. I'm not sure what to read next, but I am in mood for some science fiction or epic sagas. The husband and I also went and watched Mockingjay Part 1 this Saturday and I thought it was pretty good, though a bit slow, which is what you get when they decide to stretch out a book into multiple movies. Peter Jackson does a great job stretching books though - both his Hobbit movies have been very entertaining.
I took today and the rest of the week off work. So that's a really long weekend. I don't have any major plans and I am certainly not hitting any stores on Friday. Maybe the library because I think it's been 3 months since I last went to the library. I've been trying to read more from my stacks, but it would be nice to see some different stacks of books.
For those who celebrate Thanksgiving, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! I hope you have grand plans to spend it with your family!