Saturday, September 26, 2015

Farewell the Blogpost Fantastic


The school year is already a fourth of the way over and the leaves are beginning to change, which brings us to the inevitable: summer is over.

I've tried to hold on for as long as I can, but my grip is slipping. It's hard to fathom the pool when the air temperature in the mornings is a balmy 55 degrees. I'm even beginning to contemplate shoes with socks. Up until now, I forgo socks. I wear my Sperry's and Toms without socks until my toes can no longer stand it. Although I've thought about shoes with socks, it doesn't necessarily mean I'm going to go put them on.

I'll go sockless for as long as I can.

It will be late October, early November when I can't take it anymore.

That's about the same time we turn the heat on in the house, too. We grin and bear it until our teeth start to chatter, and then we begrudgingly turn up the furnace.

When I was in high school and purchased a new sweater or sweatshirt during the late summer months, I couldn't wait for the warmer weather to go away. I wanted to wear all my new clothes that I got. The minute school started, the weather needed to be cold. School = cold. As a teacher, instead of a student, my views are very different. With school always starting up in August, right when the hot weather for the pool shows up, I've learned to cling to the summer instead of push it away.

I kind of feel like that with Blogpost the Summer Fantastic. I want to cling to this seasonal series, but I know I've got to let it go for now. It's time to make way for some spookier things.