Dear Summer, Buzz Off

I know it’s ridiculous to complain about the sunshine! and the gorgeous weather! and the warm! and the chance to go to the beach! again!!! but I am SO DONE with summer. It was an especially long and hot one here, made longer and hotter by the oven attached to my midsection. Plus, I FINALLY found a pair of brown flat boot to fit over my giant calves and I want to wear them before the pregnancy swelling gets too bad.

The in-between seasons – Spring and Fall – are the best times of the year here in New England. (Although I don’t know why I think of them as in-between. They’re just as long as the Winter and Summer.) And as much as I love the budding trees and melting snow and daffodils and balmy days in March April May, Fall is sort of New England’s “thing”. If you don’t slow down just a little to enjoy the beautiful hills flaming with reds and yellows and oranges or get the sudden urge for a steaming mug of mulled cider on a cool evening or sigh with happiness when the smell of wood stove starts drifting through the neighborhood then you’re dead inside. DEAD INSIDE.

But yesterday it was 84 degrees. And today it’s supposed to be almost 9o. And humid. I would be turning the air conditioning back on…if we had any air conditioning.

I’ve decided the best course of action is to just WILL Fall into being. I got out the pumpkin decorations. I changed the wreath on the door from a jaunty bucket of yellow (fake) flowers to (fake) twigs and leaves and berries. And then, in a blatant act of defiance against Mother Nature, I took Baby Evan apple picking. I wore flip-flops. He wore socks but no shoes (also known as the hobo baby compromise).

Holmberg Orchards

Baby Evan was REALLY convinced he wanted to eat one of the decorative gourds. He tried to sample one in every color.

He did a lot better in the orchard, although that face in the middle is from eating an apple he found on the ground. P.S. The adorable little girl is his friend Amelia. She's FRICKIN ADORABLE.

We’ll have to go back when it’s Fall for reals and do the hay ride and get our pumpkins and buy some mums and cider and do the rest of the traditional New England Autumnal Family Weekend. Hopefully when it’s cold enough to wear boots. Or at least shoes.

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10 Responses to “Dear Summer, Buzz Off”

  1. eversmommy says:

    Ugh! I agree–go away summer! I will bottle up some of my fall weather her in Iowa and send it your way–64 degrees work for ya?

  2. TMae says:

    Growing up on the west coast I had no idea why people cared about Fall. HAHAHA. Then I moved to Albany, NY and was all, “Oh, hey, cool. These leaves are pretty.” Now that I live in Virginia? “Get Summer the eff over because it is hot, and sticky, and there are millions of mosquitos trying to give me West Nile. And it’s HOT AND HUMID, and I’m melting.”

    Supposed to be 97 today. %^*$))#*@&^^!

    Baby Evan is really too cute for words.

  3. Amanda says:

    Fall…. well the REAL Fall will be what I miss most from Connecticut. And the snow.. and any cool weather. We spent the day at the beach. I miss the cold.

  4. Can we do that when I come up to visit!?!?! It all sounds wonderful. Especially the cider part. Just so you know I feel the same way about the weather. I had already unplugged the extension cord to the air conditioner in our bedroom and am using for something else now and I’M NOT GOING BACK WEATHER!!!!

  5. brigidkeely says:

    Hahaha! I wrote about Autumn on my main blog, too.

    As much as I dislike hot weather (especially at THE END OF SEPTEMBER HELLO), I dislike even more the people out here who forget that every. single. year. it starts cooling down and getting fall-like, and then heats up for several days and they freak out and panic (well, that’s more in the spring when it suddenly snows) and exclaim.

    Every season change! It happens every season change! OUR WEATHER HAS A PROBLEM MAKING ITS MIND UP.

  6. I so feel you on wanting fall to be here NOW. I am so over temps over 75. And Little E’s ‘I just ate an apple off the ground’ face is killing me right now.

  7. Rebecca says:

    Ooo Ooo! Where did you get the boots? I have giant calves too!!

    • bebehblog says:

      Target!! Only $35 and they’re REALLY comfortable, although I already managed to break one of the zippers. Pretty sure it’s fixable though, so I still recommend them.

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