The Life of Bon: Hibernation: Commence

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hibernation: Commence

Something about November makes me want to hibernate.  Our fall in Utah has been long and beautiful.  The sunshiney days dragged on long past the normal time and the winds held off almost a full month longer than they normally do.  Fall was gorgeous.

Now the weather has turned.  It's cold.  I flipped on the heater.  The thing is, though, in November I love this kind of weather.  I almost yearn for it to be chilly and windy so I can get home from work, put on my pjs at 4 and not leave the house for the rest of the night.  I cuddle up in blankets and read to my heart's content and write like a fiend and sometimes there's even long, hot bubble baths.

When my mind is tired of reading or writing and the weather is cold and nasty I take to a puzzle.  It's mindless and a complete destresser for me.  I could do puzzles for life.  Sometimes I turn on music while I puzzle, sometimes I turn on Netflix.  I can't quite figure out what it is about puzzles that is so relaxing and addicting.  It's like I can turn off every single part of my brain except for that one little part that puts pieces together.  For some reason it feels so good.

I'm off of work for the rest of the week and from Tuesday night until Sunday night I will be in complete hibernation mode- books and movies and blogs and puzzles and naps.  Oh, and turkey.  Heaven forbid I forget about the turkey.

Today I have Jenn guest posting on the blog.  Jenn is one of my favorites.  She feels like she has such a a good head on our shoulders and when I read what she writes I am amazed by her positive attitude, her intelligence, and her sense of humor.  I absolutely love this beautiful and humbling post on what it's like to be a therapist and this 16 space saving solutions for city living post is genius.

Happy Thanksgiving Eve, y'all. I'm Jenn from Much to My Delight, and I'm here to teach you about the historical significance of this fine American holiday.


A long, long time ago, Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue until he finally stumbled upon the big fat planet he called "Merica. He was totally starving by the time he reached shore since the double freezer on the Mayflower conked out on day three and the only things he found to eat were some stale wasabi crackers from Trader Joe's and the occasional salty fish. Luckily for C.C., a group of cowboys and Indians were busy preparing a feast on shore to celebrate their recent harvest of pumpkin, corn, green bean casserole and big aluminum cans filled with gelatinous cranberry. They even had turducken. JACKPOT, he thought to himself.


The group gathered around a long wooden table and spent the next five hours discussing New World politics, picking corn out of their teeth and Instagramming between courses. Then the men tossed the pigskin while the womenfolk watched Real Housewives of Colonial Williamsburg and the kiddies played Angry Birds on their parents' cell phones. And that, fellow Americans, is the story of the first Thanksgiving.

I know you guys are busy prepping for tomorrow's festivities by pinning recipes for cranberry mojitos and adjusting the waistband on your pants, so I'll keep this short and sweet. My name is Jenn, and I write a blog called Much to My Delight. I do a bit of writing over there, sharing stories about life in New York City, what it's like to be a therapist, and the special and unique joy of being married to a guy who looks like Surfer Jesus.
DSC_0201 And because I'm hell-bent on dispelling the myth of the glamorous New York City woman, I also share my woes about getting the most awkward spray tan in the world, barfing in the middle of a crowded auditorium of my peers and my ongoing battle with toenail fungus. There's a lot to be thankful for this year, folks. Hope you feel the same. Happy Thanksgiving pilgrims! See you round 'Merica.



  1. " I can get home from work, put on my pjs at 4 and not leave the house for the rest of the night. I cuddle up in blankets and read to my heart's content and write like a fiend and sometimes there's even long, hot bubble baths."

    Oh, life before children! How I do miss thee! Enjoy your vacation. You deserve it!

  2. I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. Better than any history textbook I've ever read. And most likely more accurate, too!

    Off to hibernate. Laters, baby!

  4. I feel the same way as you about the winter weather. I love getting into "comfy clothes" (as the husband calls them) and snuggling up with a blanket and a book. I didn't get much of that in November since it was in the 60s/70s nearly all month so I'm looking forward to it in December & January. :)

    Off to check out Jenn's blog!