Monday, September 22, 2014
National Day of Mourning
Hello, everyone. I just wanted to solemnly remind you all of the National Day of Mourning today. The best way to observe it is to wear a sweater all day and store away all your t-shirts. Forget about going to the swimming hole, ice cream on the porch in the evenings, tans, and outdoor activities. In general, forget about the sun.
For today is the first day of fall.
Okay, okay, so it is not all bad. A certain someone in the family is running around singing the praises of fall and making us pumpkin pancakes. You should see all the fall decorations adorning our home . . . I can even venture to guess that I will be building the first fire of the year in our stove here soon. A little bit carried away perhaps, another certain someone in the family started blasting SCC's Christmas album over our speakers.
Forget about the day of mourning, I guess.
Everyone tells me that each season comes with its special opportunities. And okay, so though I bemoan the loss of summer, I am slightly enthusiastic for fall. I most look forward to the slower pace fall brings, starting a new apprenticeship job, Thanksgiving, checking the forecast for snow, and staying inside to read a good book . . . because of the rain. :0/
Which leads me to ask, how many of you are overjoyed that fall is here? How many of you are sad that our glorious summer ended so soon? What do you look forward to most this fall?