Over the weekend our family played the fall game of should we turn on the furnace or shouldn’t we? We spent a good amount of time telling each other how cold we were. Our two youngest had come home from college for the weekend so that meant that there were a lot more opinions than we have had here in a while. Mainly we leaned toward not turning it on. On Sunday after our girls headed back to school we (Mark and I) decided maybe we should relent and we turned the heat on for a little while “to get the chill out of the air”. Sorry girls…
Spring and fall tend to put us all in a tail spin. We find ourselves wanting so much for the new season to start but hesitating to commit. Spring is easy to jump into I can throw on some bright spring colors and layer up and we are good to go, but fall means looking at sweaters and layers and making a full on commitment to the cooler air. My favorite are the days when the sun is shining bright and the air is warm and we all pretend for 24 hours that its spring or even summer. No cares at all just living for the sunshine.
As I look out my window this morning all I see is grey cloudy skies and drizzle and my attitude is GAH…I would prefer sitting in my writing chair reading or writing or even looking endlessly at Facebook (I know, don’t judge me!) anything to avoid getting ready and facing the damp cold air. But I must go out and go to the post office and mail my youngest her glasses that she left behind when they packed up and left to go back to school. I promised I would last night before I knew I would wake up to the gloom. I’ll pull it together and get going, but I am going to have to work very hard to change this attitude that is lacking in enthusiasm.
As a side note I should let you know that my commitment to writing is no less enthusiastic. Things in my life have picked up the pace a little and I find myself a little busier than I would like to be. I’m working a little more at the shop I help out at because someone has left the store. My one day a week will be much more for a while until new people are hired and trained. I am fortunate to work for someone that is willing to let me hang around and work one day a week and the least I can do is help out in a pinch.