Thursday, September 13, 2012

Falling (Kicking and Screaming) Into Fall

Why must the summer end? Why must the seasons change? Why can't we just have summer weather all year long? Yah, yah, yah. Blah, blah, blah. I know we have season's for a reason and I know we need rain and yada, yada, yada.

For some people, fall is their favorite time of year. My own beloved husband and mother are two of those (crazy?!) people. For me, fall is witnessing a slow death of the season I live for - that's SUMMER, in case you haven't guessed by now. So while Brady welcomes the crisp, cool mornings, I do not.

Here are all the things I despise about fall (sorry if you were hoping to read something positive - my frequency just isn't good when it comes to fall):

  • Leaves - falling from the trees, leaving them naked and making another mess for me to clean up. Bare trees make me sad.
  • Cold mornings - sometimes complete with fog which hangs around nearly all day long, even though there is sunshine up above it, thereby making me feel resentful and depressed. I also resent how freezing cold my vehicle is in the mornings - brrrr!
  • Back-to-school - if you read this blog or know me at all, then you know I hate sending my babies to school.
  • Deer - after keeping them at bay for most of the summer, they always come and destroy my yard every fall. I loathe the deer!
  • Shorter days - I really wish the days could stay long, and I dread the time change in October. If it were up to me, we would stay on the time we're on right now year round and forget Daylight Savings was ever invented.
  • Storing all the summer equipment - like our new patio table, patio chairs, certain planters, the hammock. Again, if we had summer all year long, we wouldn't have to put these away. We could enjoy our summer furniture and planters every day of the year!
  • Winter clothes - even though I wear my flip flops as long into the fall weather as I possibly can,  it makes me sad to start thinking about having to wear jeans and long-sleeved shirts and jackets and hats and gloves. It is so hard to get used to wearing winter clothes after living in comfortable summer shorts and tee-shirts. And FLIP FLOPS!
  • Heat changes - I love the feel of the sun on my skin! I swear I can feel the Vitamin D seeping into my pores. Likewise, I can feel the difference between the early summer sun and the late summer sun. In other words, I can tell the sun is getting higher in the sky in the fall, which means less warmth. Nothing warms me up like the sun. Yes, I am a sun worshiper. Ya think? Next to my family, nothing makes me happier than a bright, sunny day. And I really miss it when it is gone. A lot.
Well there. I feel better after venting that out. The length of my list even surprised me - no wonder I dread the fall months! By the time winter comes around, I am used to the rain and winter clothes and have newfound hope in my heart for summer's arrival. Fall just isn't for me.

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