I noticed on my walk this morning, that the trees on the mountains are already starting to change color! Not many, just a few. But as you look at the hills, you see a small pop of yellow here and there. Also, it has become a little too cool for just a tee shirt. I had to dig out a long sleeve to wear this morning. And during the days, it is that in-between kind of temperature where a tee is not quite enough, and a sweatshirt is just a little too much. (okay, I am convinced that hot flashes may be involved in these internal temperature swings, but hubby does not concur)
These are sure signs that sweet Summer is leaving us, and Fall is pushing his way right in. And I am starting to think I am the only one mourning this change of season this year. I am reading and hearing how wonderful fall is, how great it is that it here now, super that we get to turn on the wood burning stove, and wear our warm wool-y sweaters.
Well, I for one am going to miss the heck out of summer! I love summer. For one, the kids are home, and we get to do fun stuff whenever the mood strikes. Another is that wonderful warm sunshine. (I know, skin cancer and stuff, but I love to sit in the sun and get my vitamin D naturally)
Not to mention, Toekini's become very popular when things are warm, and Raige likes when she gets to go to the Post Office to mail Toekini's all over the place. Come fall? Toekini's get ignored and settle in their bin for a long winters nap.
I dread digging out the coats, boots, hats. So much effort to just go outside! And it hurts to breath when it's cold. We have to close the windows and that mean no fresh air! And my toes get so cold.....
But I believe there are many of you who do not agree with me. Many of you adore the colder weather and the fall season. And I do understand some of it.
The leaves changing color IS beautiful, I do like fires in the fireplace, and I most love cuddling with Hubby under that heavy quilt I made him.
I love fresh apples, apple cider, hot chocolate, squash, and carving pumpkins. And the approaching holidays always makes me feel warm inside. There is nothing quite like the holidays with family.
I know, there is no point in mourning Summer. There is no stopping Fall. So I guess I should just embrace it.
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I will hope that the gloves and scarves find some happy new homes, I will pull out the warm weather clothes, and pretend we just went shopping and found this great new wardrobe. But I will still not wear shoes in the house, and take nice hot showers. I will make hot dogs and hamburgers and potato salad. I will enjoy some lemonade.
Anything to keep summer here, at least in my mind.
But is it really only me who is not applauding Fall's arrival?
I can't help wonder, am I the only one who is sad to see summer go?