Thursday, September 1, 2011

Will autumn ever come?

Obviously not Houston. Rochester, NY

If you know me, you know I love autumn. So many of the best things in life have happened during this time of year. Meeting Husband, my birthday, my first trip to New York City. Unfortunately, I live in the south, and it's never autumn here. It's summer, then it's something resembling winter. If I keep the AC high enough though and look out into my backyard at the dead lawn and dying trees, I can almost fool myself into thinking it's New England in late September. Ah, but that doesn't matter. Today the calender switches to September 1st, and despite the fact that we'll be in the 90's for another month (only the 90's and only another month if we're lucky), I'm making jambalaya and a pumpkin pie tonight. I've already started taking out the fall decor and already hung a rustic pumpkin wreath on my front door.

Which reminds me, my birthday is coming. Who am I kidding, I've been thinking a lot about the big 3-0 lately. I made a huge list a year ago of things I need to accomplish by the end of October. I've done a lot, but there is definitely more to do. Maybe I'll get a few done this weekend, like ride a water taxi and sleep under the stars, in my own back yard of course. I should enjoy the one benefit of this "epic drought" (not my words, the woman on CNN's words), no mosquitoes.

What are you plans for Labor Day weekend?