The cold has finally settled in Virgina, and I'm afraid it's now here to stay.... Everyone around me is so excited about apple cider, hot chocolate, the leaves changing colors, scarves, and everything "fun" they say comes with the cold. Now don't get me wrong, I love matching cute scarves to my outfits and sitting with a warm mug of hot chocolate, but seriously? Painfully, spine-achingly cold weather that nips at your extremities before reaching down into your core and staying there until April?! I can't stand it! I despise the cold, and ABOVE ALL, dread the day when the leaves fall off the gorgeous deciduous trees I'm enamored with.