I am annoyed with myself
being that writer to open a piece by describing the weather, but, I'm cliche and I know it.
We have a lineup of some really hot days ahead, but the last few were the third in a gust of chillyish, breezy weather that has you side-eyeing those unworn
sweaters you bought after last winter’s clearance, and instinctively sniffing
about for a pumpkin flavored treat.
Cue everyone everywhere clamoring for autumn.
Its tempting. I feel the longing especially when I head out the door
for a run these days, and want to puke from the humid heat wrapping itself
around my throat. Vicious.
And... it will be exciting to wear skinny jeans again, and let my hair down, and light a fire in our fireplace, and go apple-picking, and indulge in a latte or 4 (per week).
But I can honestly say, I am soaking up these last drops of summer. I am determined to only because I know if I don't I will be furious with myself come mid-January.
This has been a full summer.
Beach trips with family, random
visits with old friends, last minute houseguests and laid-back dinner parties,
a summer bible study, a fluent chatty 3 year old, a toddling 1 year old, a long
relaxing break after Jason’s last summer mba semester EVER… a new position as
co-editor at my job with scoopcharlotte.com [! I know, right! that is my excuse for not blogging ;) I may share more on what I do some other time though :)
]… long sweaty runs and one time getting
sick from heat exhaustion (it was less exciting and dramatic than it sounds, which is why I think only Jason knew about it - teeth-chattering high fever that night and um, bowel issues for a few days. I don't recommend it
I will not miss the 95 degree afternoons. I will not miss the mosquitoes in my backyard. I will not miss the snakes (I have seen 4 crossing my running trail, and 3 of them were copperheads)
. I am ready for the change in the air, and a new season to start. I think we need
seasons, physically and spiritually.
But for these last few days of August, and the first warm weeks of September, I am making a daily list to remind myself of what I am grateful for, right now.
I have loved the ease of going out the door without having to put shoes and
socks on everyone.
Or shirts. You know.
No one being sick! Or, very rarely.
Oooh being able to let my thick hair air dry without catching pneumonia! that is a good one.
Birds every morning.
Green canopies over the running trail and our yard and the streets we drive.
Salads tasting mouthwateringly satisfying.