I don't think it was my cooking efforts, although I have had a "midwinter food" in the middle of summer period. I made the Soybean Stuff and red sauce with mushrooms for pasta, both very wintry store-cupboard and frozen-stuff staples. More on the food blog when I have some spare cycles. The last couple of days at work have been true bears.
I did order winter shoes and wool tights. I'm contemplating wool sweaters. (Bean has some nice ones.) It is the cross-quarter of early August, when I notice the evening light starting to disappear and the Naked Ladies remind us that fall is approaching.