I love the word “y’all”. What’s the correct spelling for that anyway??? When we first moved to Singapore I thought of trying to take it out of my vocabulary but it’s just too comfortable. So, I think I’ve decided now to use it as much as I can. Maybe I’ll have it incorporated into the Singlish vocabulary before we leave here.
Now for the post…
It’s holiday time and that usually brings me lots of joyous anticipation. Instead it seems to be bringing more frustration than anything. But… I am determined to maintain some semblence of tradition over here.
I’m having a terrible time finding fall decor. There is no fall season here. Have I mentioned that before? Yes, I think I have. There is no Thanksgiving here except for what the retailers know they can sell to the American expats. Plenty of food items, cranberry sauce, canned pumpkin and such but $10 for a 2 yard roll of fall colored ribbon??? I think not! I still have a few shops to try but I’d love to find supplies to make a door wreath for the fall. There’s already a nail in my door so I take that as a sign that we need a wreath. I thought of getting my mom and sister to bring supplies, which I still might do, but I really want to see if I can find it here first.
I found a beautiful Asian orange/gold table runner, fresh fall flowers, dried Indian corn, a couple of small but expensive pumpkins and a pumpkin Starbucks mug. It looks a little like fall here but it definitely does not feel like it. I think I’m going to make some pumpkin cookies this week and I’d give just about anything if I could be wearing a sweater while I’m baking. I love baking and especially in cold weather. It just feels like the holidays then. Unfortunately, that won’t be happening here. My kitchen has no a/c and the fan can only do so much.
Those of you leaving your hair down and wearing cute turtlenecks, jeans and boots, enjoy! Those of you turning on your heaters and snuggling under a blanket, enjoy! Those of you baking up goodies in non-humid weather, enjoy! Those of you running over to Hobby Lobby to pick up that finishing touch, enjoy! And think of us. We’re definitely thinking of you. And missing you!
Happy Fall Y’all!!