I truly believe my energy level is fueled by sunlight alone. I’m a little ball of energy in the summer and spring. I can hold my own through early fall. But as the sun starts setting earlier and earlier, I find my vigor decreasing with the sunlight.
In addition to the pending winter, the weather here has been abysmal. While Hurricane Sandy wasn’t too harsh with us in the Philadelphia area (rumor has it she was sympathetic to the disasters our sports teams have already endured this year), we went almost a week without a drop of sun. And I need sun. Without it, I fall into a sad cycle of pajamas and Chinese takeout. In an effort to curb my gloomy weather blues, I’ve attempted to morph my lethargy into coziness. And what says cozy better than a slow cooker meal?