Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Don't Use the F Word

I can swear a blue streak if I am good and angry about something. I apologize in advance should anyone be in ear shot when I am on a roll and so steamed up the effenheimer may escape. No, that is not the F word I am referring to now. I'm talking about the F word as in fall, the season that follows summer.  I love fall, don't get me wrong, with cool nights and warm sweaters, apple picking and hay rides in pumpkin patches. However, this year, I am longing for a bit more summer. Maybe it is because we took vacation so late, and now there is only two weeks left, I feel like summer past me by. We are normally are second or third week of July vacationers, just after soccer season ends, and before fall sports, and then all of August left. It could be because I'm used to August at the lake, celebrating a slew of August birthdays, and picking up corn at the farm we pass on the way. With no cabin to go to, and all the weekends before being work weekends, there have been no lazy days of summer, except for the two days I snuck up there in June with DD2 and friends.

Two days ago I was of the mind set, "There's two full weeks of summer left-yeah!" This has turned to, "Crap, there's only two weeks left of summer." My evening laziness hasn't helped. Getting caught up at work means I have had no physical, and more importantly no mental down time during the day. I came home Monday and Tuesday night exhausted and binged watched tv on my computer, in between running DD places. I've still got stuff sitting in my suit cases. It started raining last night and is still raining hard this morning. The house feels damp and sticky and needs a very good top to bottom cleaning, as well as efforts to get all the rubbish out of the basement to get the new floors in, bathroom fixed up, and fireplace back in working order. Still, I want to squeeze a few more nights sipping a cold one on a patio or deck, grilling food and eating outdoors or packing food and heading to somewhere with water, if only for an afternoon.

Fortunately, I have these two weeks of work, but begin September with a four day weekend, plenty of time to mix work with a good day devoted to a summer pursuit. I may have to hide my computer from sight each night though. Netflix calls me like a siren to a sailor. 



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6 comments:

  1. I am not a fan of fall. But I guess it is better than winter. I have often thought that I'm not someone to be living in the north. I think I have the heart of a southerner.

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    1. I like four seasons but wish summer was 6 months!

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  2. You inspired me today to keep summer going and to do an extra summery window display at the charity shop, rather than heading into the next season! Thank you.

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    1. Yes! Please do. We are far from apples, pumpkins, and colored leaves. Let's see some sand buckets and shovels, and cute little t-shirt dresses.

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  3. I love love fall, but I want more summer also! Football starts in 1 week and then it is over. Bummer!

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    1. All good things end but for sonera reason this summer sort of passed me by-at least in my head. Fall is soon here, no denying it.

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