The punctuation of the year can be described through bedclothes.
How many blankets are on the bed? Are the sheets linen or flannel? Do you have a thick blanket that goes special at the foot of the bed to make sure that your feet don’t get chilly?
Well, this morning, we woke up and realized that we needed to put the thick blanket at the foot of the bed.
The most wonderful time of year has officially begun.
Soon we’ll get to eat pumpkin pie! And wear hoodies! AND WE WILL FINALLY GET OUR HOUR BACK!!!
The list of awesome things goes on. Hot sandwiches rather than cold cuts. Hot desserts with ice cream rather than just ice cream. Busting out the slow cooker and hot air popcorn popper. Moving back to “get over here” rather than “ugh, body heat!”
Truly, this is the most wonderful time of the year.
And we get to spend this weekend preparing for it. Got to go to the mechanic for the fall checkup/tuneup/oil change. Got to go to Costco to get the autumn staples. Got to go to Staples to get the Costco autumn. Walk around the house and make sure that all of the hoses have been disconnected from the spigots.
And maybe pick up some candy as prep for Halloween from the grocery store. Because, apparently, it being September means that we get to have all of the Halloween decorations out (after which point, we get to, once again, begin Holiday). The sweet, sweet moments between “hey, we need the fuzzy blanket for our feet” and “Holiday” are among the sweetest moments of the year.
To be followed by the sweet, sweet moments involving swapping out the summer wardrobe for the winter one, putting away the box fan, and wondering how in the heck we only lose the right glove/mitten and never the left one.
Oh, there are apparently sporting events that will be held for a while as well.
So… what’s on your docket?