Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Dear September Heat Wave: That's Enough.

I think the last time I posted, I was lamenting the end of a lacklustre summer.  It was back-to-school time - quite likely my least favourite time of year - and I was sad.  I had knots in my stomach as I thought of the end of sunny days by the pool, long afternoons on the deck with a book and a drink, BBQ season.. I was just mourning the end of anything summer related.  And due to dismal weather for much of the summer months, it all seemed so unfair.

But I shook it off.  Here comes fall!  My favourite time of year is here!  To hell with that crappy summer.  Bring on the scarves and leggings, the pots of soup and pumpkin spice lattes, the Halloween movies and cuddling under blankets with a hot cup of tea.  FALL!  Hip hip hooray!

Oh, but Mother Nature had a little trick up her sleeve.  Remember that dismal summer?  The one plagued with days of rain, lacking severely in heat, the nice days of which were few and far between?  Well guess what?  We're getting it now.

Last week was quite likely the longest consecutive string of days of sunshine and warm temperatures we've had all summer long.  And it is just rolling right on this week.  At first, I was OK with it.  I was like, "Ah well, everyone who was sad about not having summer will get a taste of it now, it will make them happy."  But now, it's dragging on too long.  I was ready to ditch the shorts and tanks, pack away bathing suits and sunscreen.  I was ready to move on.  And now I can't.

Each morning when I check my weather app on my phone, I say a little prayer that the temps for the coming days will cool off a bit.  And each day, they just get higher.  By the weekend, we're supposed to be up over 30 degrees.  I'd welcome that in July... not in September!!

Usually, I'm a "make the best of it" kind of girl.  And last week, I did my very best to enjoy it.  But now I'm so over it.  I'll take all the sunny days in the world, but this heat? ugh.  I'm done.  I'm sick of being sweaty and hot, of needing the AC on and being uncomfortable all the time.  I want to wear big sweaters and walk through crunchy leaves!  I want to bundle up and feel that chill in the air!  I WANT FALL!!!

We have another whole week of this ahead, so I might as well suck it up, eh?  Grin and bear it.  My time will come. Let those summer lovers enjoy their last kick at the can, because the snow is just around the corner...

The good news is that in exactly one week, when the temperatures are to finally drop a bit, I'll be boarding a plane with a group of friends for a long-weekend trip to Nova Scotia.  At least I have that to look forward to.  That will carry me through this stupid September heat wave.

Bring on October.