Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Don't Go!

Do you think that it is odd that I have actual sadness over Labor Day's approach? I am seriously sad about September's arrival and all that it brings. I know that September has lots to offer and I will get in the mood for pumpkin bread and sweaters soon enough, but I am not ready for it now.

I don't want Ellie to go back to school. I don't want to make soup. I am downright depressed to see some of my plants winding down for the season. I wish the temperature wouldn't go down into the sixties at night. I don't know what I am going to do when the pools and beaches close next week. Probably cry a little bit.

I have not had my fill of summer yet.

I still want to eat three meals a day on my porch. I want to lounge in the yard and weed and admire my thriving vegetable garden. I am going to continue to wear flip flops every day and night. I want the baby pool to become a permanent fixture. For the first time in my life, I have a near-perfect tan. Instead of spending dark fall afternoons making muffins, I want to work outside and paint more lovely decorations for the garden (like these masterpieces from my little artists).
Damn you, seasons.


Bethany said...

I agree! We are starting to get a depressing chill in the air here in Boston. :(

Kathleen said...

I feel the same way! Back at school as of yesterday and getting into the routine of getting Danny settled in with the sitter!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I love Fall. But, you make me wish summer were staying around a while. Can I summer at your house next year?

Cindy Fey said...

Let it linger! Last September we would visit the beach on our way to afternoon preschool. Once Mia even took off her school clothes to take a dip in the still warm lake. We had the whole place to ourselves. It was lovely.