Gee, I feel as if I’ve become the “weather girl” lately.
First, I complain for weeks about the heat and the humidity. It was almost too much to bear at times.
But now. Oh, now! Hasn’t it been fabulous this past week? Cool enough to need a light jacket at times. Cool enough to sleep under the covers. Cool enough to turn off the constantly whirring ceiling fans. Cool enough to ignore the air conditioner.
Some afternoons, it was just too “cold” to sit out on the screened porch and read. I had to come inside and sit in the chair with a lab robe! Oh, how I love a lap robe!
So what if it rained most afternoons, at least for a while. The rain kept things cool, too.
It was cool enough that I didn’t have to get out for my walk too early in order to beat the heat. Shoot – one day I went at 6 o’clock in the evening. It was very pleasant. In fact, when I went yesterday (Tuesday), I found out I was too cold. I should have worn a soft, old long-sleeved shirt; I wore a simple t-shirt instead, but it wasn’t nearly warm enough. I had to turn around and race back to the car before I finished. But, I loved it!
The cooler weather seemed to stem the pesky gnat situation out there. Those gnats are a miniature plague of sorts. But they seem to almost disappear if it’s only, say, 60 degrees. I am happy to be rid of them, at least for the time being.
It’s only August, so I’m sure we’re in for more blazing, bright sunshine before the glorious month of October gets here. But, some of the leaves seem to be turning color, and falling off the trees. Hooray! Fall is on the way!
Yesterday, I found myself longing to go put on some socks. Yes, socks! I haven’t worn them in months and months. But I could have used some yesterday. Still, I resisted. Once we get into “sock weather,” the whole tenure of things change.
I haven’t had to go so far as to close the windows. That, like putting on socks, marks another weather milestone. Besides, there’s always a lap robe handy when I need it.
The public pools have closed for the season. That’s another good sign. As much as I might have longed to, I absolutely do not ever go into a public pool. Too many children, screaming with glee, and doing “we all know what” in the pool. I’ll take a cool shower, thank you very much.
Cooler weather brings less of a need to have the lawn mowed. But then, it’s time to fill up the fuel tanks for fall and winter. There’s no joy in that, considering fuel prices these days. Then again, gas for our cars has dropped to below three dollars. Whoopee! Did we ever think we’d be happy to find gas at $3.75?
Ah: Cooler weather. We’ve just gotta love it!