One of the weird phenomenon of being schooled under the traditional schedule is that I always had "fall feelings" shortly after school started.
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Last summer, and now this summer too, I have had to adjust my inner-school-girl clock. My kids may be on a year round school schedule, but somehow my inner workings, deep inside my mind is still on traditional time.
Let me explain, last week when it was 104 degrees outside I had a sudden urge to make pumpkin bread. Because that's what you do after the kids have been in school for a month: you get ready for fall.
I had to remind myself that, hello? It's still July outside.
My mind keeps urging me to think about hay bails, and the red and orange house decorations, and soup and gingerbread coffee.
Fall. It's my favorite season.
All this week I kept telling myself not to rush things. If I anticipate the fall too early, I'll miss all the summer fun...but then again the kids are in school, and what kind of fun is summer when there aren't any kids around to hang out with?
But I digress.
Anyway, I was at Target today. (Yes, again.) I was pushing my shopping cart around looking at various items, while thinking about how great it will be to have a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte sometime in the next few months.
I was thinking to myself: knock if off with the fall-time thoughts already, when I walked by a display of Halloween t-shirts.
No wonder I can't stop thinking about fall! The Fourth of July Sparklers haven't yet lost their heat and the Target is trying to sell me long sleeve Halloween t-shirts that have the word Spooky emblazoned across the chest? In the first week of August? When the tank top and flip-flops feel like too much clothing?
Yes, spooky indeed.
Now, where's my latte?
Posted by Kellie A at 6:00 AM