Tuesday, August 30, 2011
One of these things is not like the other
It's no secret that "fall" around here is usually kind of a disappointment for someone accustomed to screaming cold fronts that bring forty mile-per-hour winds and a thirty-degree drop in temperatures during the time it takes to attend a calculus class in shorts and flip flops, but we do what we can. I made some cinnamon bread the other day so it SMELLED like fall! I hung out our autumn wreath so it LOOKS like fall! I was so into it this morning when it was eighty-one instead of eighty-nine that I almost considered buying one of those giant scarecrows they have at Hobby Lobby to stand guard in the front garden (the kids wanted the one whose face actually WAS a crow, oh the irony!).
Next I would like to make a big pot of chili and fill the house with the sounds of Red Raider football (and corresponding yelling at the TV by yours truly, ahem).
Hopefully the atmosphere takes the hint. Our forecast high on Thursday is ninety-three. Better go find the scarves and hats!