One more day and August 2020 will be finished and we will turn the calendar to September. As we all know, nothing will change and we will move through another month just as we always have done. However, this year it seems that August has been a blur, a very fast blur. I haven’t felt that boredom and sense of waiting while the days slowly move by and I feel like August will never end.
I’ve always looked forward to the coming of September. In addition to back-to-school activities there was the start of football and pumpkins appearing on porches. I was always anxious to get out the box of fall decorations and put away the summer décor. I looked forward to October and cooler weather as well as to November’s Thanksgiving celebration. Perhaps it was the anticipation that made August seem eternal.
Several years ago August left me feeling hot, tired, and dusty just like it left my yard. I was done. I put a wreath on the front door and a few pumpkins on the porch and called it fall. I watched football with only a nod and the pumpkin cake recipe didn’t call to me.
But, something has happened as August 2020 moved by in a blur. Yes, it was hot, dry, and dusty. But, there is a change here and I feel that old anticipation of welcoming fall with arms full of fall decorations; it’s back! Decorations will be out the week after Labor Day. I’m planning on visiting the pumpkin patch on opening day. I’m looking at the fall issues of magazines and planning some fall meals. Yay, I say it’s fall in my mind!
The only thing that will be missing is the NFL and I’m looking forward to not planning my weekends around their games. Perhaps a few college games will be played and I’ll enjoy watching them as I always do.
Goodbye August! See you next year!