I know. It shouldn’t really be a question as we are three weeks into the Fall season. Summer is long gone.But I miss it, and I am having a hard time letting go. You remember those long bright days.
The pre-24-hour-Miley days. The pre-government-shutdown days. Yes, those were good days.
The no-homework days.
The no-getting-up-in-the-dark days.
The no-6th-period-from-hell days.
Sigh. I know – move on, MMK. I’m trying. Really, I am.
Well, some things have arisen recently that have helped me force my summer dreams aside and let me know Fall is really here.
1. I put the heat on last night. It was cold in our house, and there was a need to turn on the heat. Now, I have actually put it on twice already only to turn it off when it got warmer again. Yet, weather.com is not forecasting any more upper 70’s – 80’s temperatures in my area over the next 10 days. It’s actually getting cooler and it’s only going to get more so. On top of that, I even drank hot chocolate last night and it was not just to be social at Starbucks.
2. The calendar is closer to Halloween than Labor Day. Shocking right? Well, my friend Kate over at Did That Just Happen is already counting down to Christmas. Then there is Nancy over at Shoes on the Wrong Feet whose getting ready for Thanksgiving. While I am not nearly as far sighted as these bloggers, even I have to admit the Holiday season no longer means barbeques.
3. Television tells truth. Last night I watched Modern Family and The Middle (not all of it – can anyone help me out and tell me how it ended?). Not big news in and of itself. However, they were new episodes – no more reruns. Television wouldn’t steer me wrong. So, if it’s the new television season, it must be Fall.
So, there you go. It really is Fall. My longings for Summer will go unrequited.
Now maybe, magically my schedule can fall into place. Maybe, I can appreciate the benefits of a new school year for the boys and me. Maybe I can remember to appreciate the leaves changing colors.
Fall is my favorite season by the way. Now, let me try and savor it.