Although Labor Day signals the end of the summer, I don't really find that to be true. Temperatures here are still in the mid 90's and as long as I'm wearing dresses and sweating buckets walking out to my hot car after work, I proclaim summer remains.
But when I turn my calendar to September, I do get excited. The lack of federal holidays is a bit disturbing (c'mon Veterans Day!) but I know it is only a matter of time before the weather calms down, I can open my windows at night and my early bedtime is more appropriate because the sun is setting at an earlier hour.
I'm not one of those OMG IT IS FALL LETS GO NUTS type of people but I do enjoy the changing of the seasons. That is one reason why living in Southern California wasn't for me-80 degrees (for the most part) year around? No thanks! I must say that winter is my favorite season. I love sunny skies with a cold crisp breeze in the air. Overcast skies and cuddling under a mountain of blankets on the couch at night.
It is always hard to believe a full season has come and gone. June seems like such a long time ago! August went by in a flash and it was quite a memorable month with a lot of family time and joyous occasions. With September comes a vast increase in busyness at work. Soon, I'll be back in my car 4 hours a day, trying to avoid catching the back to school germs of the students I work with. But nothing makes me more excited than building new relationships with the kids that will grow over the course of the school year.
That being said, is it Thanksgiving Break yet? I could really use a vacation! 12 weeks to go!