July 29, 2010

Paging September


Well if I’m honest, I just don’t really like August all that much.  It’s like a bunch of Mondays all shoved together into one really hot month.  Frantically trying to get everything in order, finishing up projects that didn’t quite make it higher on the list, taking care of misplaced apathy, lethargy, and my personal favorite; procrastination.

When you’re married to a teacher, August marks a call to return to work.  Back to school, taking on an entirely different meaning our house than the excitement it brings to students. 

It means that our “us” time, however little that was this summer, as AB plugged away at two other jobs, is officially wrapping up.  No more lazy mornings, no more late Sunday or Tuesday or Thursday nights.  Just because we could.

It means back to the theater.  Back to productions.  Back to rehearsals and set-building, and music cues for the next nine months.  Back to me cooking dinner for my children.  Woe.  Woe to them.

It also means trying to cram any little piece of fun we can manage into any day we possibly can and all the while saying “this is the last time we can do this for a while”. 

Bunch of Mondays…boo.

But there is something lurking on the horizon that brings me great joy and happiness.  No kidding. 

After I get through my obligatory yearly 31 days of August, I’m rewarded with September.  And do you know what that means?  That, my friends, means that 33 days from today I get to usher in the most wonderful time of my year. 


Autumn.  Fall.  Harvest.  Ah.  Like a breath of fresh air.  Because I love me some summer.  Don’t get me wrong.  But I HEART, DOUBLE HEART me some Fall.  Can I get an amen?  Amen.  (there, gave myself one…)

And for three glorious months I get to enjoy those amazing reds, oranges, browns and chocolate colors, cool evenings, pumpkins, dressing up, turkey, baking, spice candles burning, and warm banana nut bread fresh from the oven.  And soup.  Wonderful soup.  And leaves.  Oh, the colors...and walking outside and not melting into the ground.  Ahem.


So I’m gonna push my way right on through August.  Because I know I get that sweet, sweet favorite time of year when it’s over.  And the way months are flying off the page over here?  It’s right around another few Mondays…

September!  Paging September…please come to front of the calendar!!  You’re #1 Fan is missing you so…

9 comments :

Cate said...

Do they have fall in Texas? : ) Actually, it's wonderful there in the fall, and I used to love the end of summer and the cooler temps of Texas fall. Be there in November for work. It'll be freezing cold at home and just right in Dallas.

Michelle said...

I'm right there with you...fall is my favorite time of year. Pumpkin donuts, apple cider and the crisp autumn air. Ahh....

Cora said...

It just seems that time goes faster and faster and for me there is nothing changing except the weather. And I Do love the cooler weather but this year I will hold on to August a little longer than I should.

Kate said...

First of all, AMEN! I'm with you on skipping right past August and jumping into September:) And while I too love the Summer, Fall is just so darn wonderful. I will be wishing the next 33 days go by quickly right along with you!

henry said...

HI Christie,
I am AB's mother's brother and here at La Cabin. Having a wonderful time with my sister and brother in law, whom I have loved and appreciate more and more. I have been reading your last two weeks blogs and went back to read about your trip to China (Keira's beginning, middle and end story). You are one AMAZING and have touched my heart in ways I can't describe. I am going through some difficult time and deep pain myself and your writing has given me comfort and strength. I just said to my sister if you were here right now I would love to give you a hug and kiss. Keep up the writing, you are a blessing and I am sure you are blessing a lot of people. It DEFINITELY blessed me!!! Love, HP

Holly said...

I adore fall too and I'm paging October...but for a completely different reason (China China China!!!) :)

Alyson said...

This Florida girl is clueless about the cooler weather and colorful leaves that you're talking about!! Sounds nice though. We have summer until November!! Sometimes even December is hot! Crazy.

I haven't been on your page in quite a while and I was glad to see that you're still around. Your kiddos look so much bigger in just a couple of months! They are so cute.

Briana's Mom said...

Fall is my absolute favorite time of year! I can't wait for it to get here. It is SO hot in GA right now.

The teachers have already started back to school here. The kids start next week!

I never liked August either - well until Briana came along. Her birthday is in the beginning of August. But once that is over, then I'm ready for September!

Ouiser Wannabe said...

Don't forget college football (which makes this the best time of year)...also the respite from deep south temperatures is pretty sweet!