It feels like fall finally and for me, it's a relief. The hot weather is torture when you are working outside in business cashz and puts me in a bad mood. A sweaty, sticky, bad mood. Plus, my hair always tends to suck when it's hot and humid.
When I was a kid, I lived for the summer. No school, lake season (I still love the lake season), and freedom. The end of summer was so horrible. We would dread it. The back to school commercials were like little torture devices breaking our spirits. The only thing that made it even tolerable was that we could see our friends again (and sometimes that wasn't worth it), and that our birthdays were in the fall (Sal too).
It's funny how I love the fall now. The fall weather is so much more comfortable and since I don't have to go back to school but rather continue working, there is no dread. Football starts, the local food changes, and the holidays are on deck. It's a fun time of year.
This all occurred to me today when chopping very crappy tomatoes. I was sad that my garden is officially done and the tomatoes in the store are once again - in a word - disgusting. There's nothing like a summer tomato grown in your own garden. I felt better when I ate my 10a.m. snack at 9. It was an apple that had the best crunch and flavor - the sticker said it was from Michigan. Awesome. Welcome to the fall.