Monday, October 3, 2011

UPDATE: It's The End Of The Summer As We Know It

My favorite season of all is autumn, mostly because it heralds the end of summer’s scorching heat.

This is why I hate summer.

I absolutely wilt in the summer.  It's like my body does the opposite of surviving, as payment for my ongoing desire to DO THINGS. For example,  I fainted at least once during both of my pregnancies, each time in the zenith of summer.

I do believe I have the vapors.

Basically all I can do in the summer is stand around sweating, which sabotages my efforts to DO THINGS.

So now that the weather has cooled down for a little bit, I’m renewed with energy to DO THINGS.  I’m recommitted to keeping my house tidy.  I’m slowly and painfully teaching myself how to bake.  And now that it’s cooled to the 60’s, I’m dragging my kids outside to play every day.  I say “dragging” because despite the fact that it has finally cooled down a bit,  all they want to do is stay indoors and wrestle each other.

The stupid thing is, when it was 80+ degrees out, they wanted nothing but to play outside, while I sweated and shook an angry fist at the sun, a sun that mocked me mercilessly.  It doesn’t help that I have alabaster skin, so instead of tanning I just sort of pink.  

Still,the leaves are turning colors.  The cranes, ducks, and geese have gathered to flock. And even though the temperatures are still on the low 70’s, I feel justified in wearing long sleeves.

Hello, autumn. It has been too long.

UPDATE: I spoke too soon.  It will be unseasonably warm for the next 10 days.  Stupid karma.


Anonymous said...

Agreed. I had to fire up the furnace for a few minutes yesterday morning, and this morning, too. It was fantastic.

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@Joshua - Aaaaah, the first furnace lighting of the season!

Fox in the City said...

I am so with you . . . I love the fall! I hate the heat. I hate sweating even though I am standing still.

Hopefully the fall will bring you a renewed sense of peace and well being as well.

Betty Fokker said...

I too, hate summer. Now that its cooler I am doing yard work. My hubby is sore amazed at my willingness to rake up leaves ... but anything is nice when it isn't hotter than the hob of hell.

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@Fox In The City - thanks :)

@Betty Fokker - I loved raking leaves when I was younger, but now get quite the allergy attack when I try.

Nicole said...

I'm with you all the way. Autumn is here, with chilly mornings and warm afternoons cut with cool breezes. I'm in heaven.

TexaGermaNadian said...

Haha, how absolutely perfect you would use that Mario level to demonstrate. I love summer too, the hotter the better. Fall just means winter is coming soon. blech

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@Nicole - autumn is heaven :)

@TexaGermaNadian - I don't care for winter, but fall is ok. Go figure.

Janie Jones said...

I so hear you on this one! That's why I live in the Great White North. Even up here I eagerly await fall, and yesterday the lovely weather had the gall to reach 79. Most people would be glad, I'm like, what happened to my glorious fall and high of 60?!?

KidLit said...

Aaahhhh... Autumn. Love it. I am not a fan of the heat either. That and is just so pretty. Festive! That's the word I'm looking for. Love it. :0)

Angela@BeggingTheAnswer said...

@KidLit - autumn IS festive :)

@JanieJones - I spoke too soon - it reached 79 here today as well.

Marianna Annadanna said...

I love summer! I like fall too, but it always means winter is on the way, which makes it bitter sweet. I also love Mario! i still have a working Nintendo and play it a few times a year. I'm a PRO at that sun level.