Happy first day of Autumn.
Today begins the shortest season of the year.
Autumn lasts all of 4 weeks 2 days, then the temperatures begin to drop like a rocket on steroids. Snow begins to fall and we enter the longest season of the year. Winter. Frozen.
Winter Frozen lasts for 6 very long months up here in Pothole, Ohio. 6 long months of putting on coats and hats and gloves and scarves, only to arrive at your destination 15 minutes later, and have to remove all you coats and hats and gloves and scarves.
Last year, the cold almost made me insane. This year, I think I am moving to South America where the weather is always warm. I’m chartering a cruise. Anyone in???
A friend of mine told me Saturday that she went to Lowes and saw Christmas trees already on display.
Seriously people! It is still September. It was 92º yesterday.
I don’t want or need to be reminded that 1. cold is coming 2. I haven’t even started shopping for that day or 3. cold is coming. Did I mention the cold?
Please let me enjoy the holidays as they come. I want to wring every last minute out of Autumn. I want to look forward to Thanksgiving. I don’t want Christmas crammed. down. my. throat. Having Christmas trees displayed early doesn’t make me want to shop at your store. It makes me want to never enter it again till January 1. But noooo. You display so early, that I am forced to purchase things now, because if I wait like a normal person and shop you know…after Thanksgiving…nothing will be left for me to purchase.
Ok, I feel much better now.
Today, a new chapter in the book of the boys life starts. It is entitled “The College Years”. I am so proud. So proud, I am about to explode.
So, today will find me outside, soaking up the sunshine, forgetting that December is only 4 months away and I haven’t started shopping yet, and trying very, very hard not to explode.