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The Tumble of Seasons

October 10, 2007 | Category: In My Life

I woke up this morning to find fall had arrived. Crept into the world during the dark, long night.

Closed the windows, watched the trees bend against the coming of the autumn.


Days ago, the bizarre Chicago heat helped killed a marathoner. And I began to wonder if the Global Warming would shout like a lion, after generations of roaming in like a lamb.

And rob us of all our seasons until we took notice and gave up our vans for hybrids.

But no.

Now I'm nervous because we sort of count on late September through early November to be almost 2 months of low electric and gas bills. The 'tween time of the thud of the ancient heater kicking in and the rumble of cool from the air conditioning.

And even more than the eternal burden of worrying about money is the selfish consideration that this should be the time of year that recharges my batteries.

This is my season, my breeze and fresh thoughts and packing away for the winter.

Have I been robbed of it?. From hot winds and dry dirt instantly into fluttering leaves and drizzling chill?

I've been counting on the emotional break I get with cool nights and warmish days and colored up leaves. This is my time of year to start making soup again. This is my time of year to write furiously, ideas too fast for my hands to type.

Instead I've got a case of emotional whiplash. Sitting in a hoodie and long pajama pants and giving Mother Nature a dirty look.

I feel out of sorts and robbed by the tumble of seasons.

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The weather has been odd. I water skied without a wet suit in October. The second week of October! Crazy. Strange. Surreal. It was heaven though.

Posted by: Eyes for Lies on October 12, 2007 11:32 AM

Tis the season for pot roasts and stew. I need to find a good stew recipe ......

We're hoping for the weather to hang on for just a little longer. After months of no rain, it's been raining every weekend and so the progress on the outside of our house has stalled. I'm looking at you Mother Nature!!

I have a love/hate relationship with fall. I love the leaves and the cooler weather, I don't love that it gives way to the long cold winter. The price I pay for living in Minnesota ... ;)

Heat has been on here for a month or so on and off. On for sure tonight as it's a balmy 27 out right now. Excuse me while I look for my fuzzy socks.

Posted by: Michele on October 11, 2007 11:07 PM

Nicely written. If you love fall, don't ever move to the Yukon. Fall here is 2 weeks. 4, if we're lucky. Right now it's snowing, and has been off and on for days. Not good for the soul!

Posted by: Tammy on October 10, 2007 11:07 PM

It has been totally crazy weather-wise here, too, but then I'm just over here in Iowa (hi!~~) so we get it right before you do, usually. Hot hot, now cool. I'm ready.

Posted by: sue on October 10, 2007 04:39 PM