If you don't know who Matt Maher is, you should find out. He's a great musician and I've been listening to his latest CD over and over again. I especially like the song "New State of Mind" and the following:
I'm glad winter is here. Sunday we got the first rain of the season and it's been rainy ever since. Plants are bright green... I've left my basil out in the rain and it's never looked better. It's almost time for my favorite holiday (Christmas!) and I'm thinking of all sorts of ideas for celebrating new ones in the meantime.
I've loved going to sleep listening to the rain, wearing boots and drinking hot tea. Can't wait to use my fireplace (for the first time!) and eat chestnuts.