We have had several weeks of fun together enjoying the sun, thunderstorms and warm temperatures. Sometimes you made the weather very hot, but that’s okay, I didn’t mind too much. However, it’s time for you to move on. I understand. I will miss you when it’s -10°F outside and snow is falling. I will miss you when I wake up in the morning shivering because it’s cold, but not yet cold enough to turn on the furnace. I will miss walking outside at 10pm wearing shorts and a t-shirt and not being cold. I will miss wearing flip-flops and not having to worry about my toes getting cold. I will miss sitting on my back porch, watching the sun set behind the mountains and listening to frogs croak in the creek. I will miss baseball – more specifically The Boys in Blue, and must abide by watching the Broncos play instead. You can bet that I will be anxiously awaiting your arrival by April of next year. It seems so far away, but I know time will make the seasons pass quickly. Plus, although you’re my favorite, autumn and winter are a close second and third. Yet, despite all the things I enjoy and love about you, I feel I must supply this list of items I won’t miss while you are visiting other parts of the world:
- burning my hands on my seat belt and steering wheel
- my office feeling like an igloo
- 90°F + weather without a drop of rain or a cloud in the sky for weeks on end, a little variety is a good thing
- cotton fluff all over my yard
That said, I anticipate the impending arrival of your brother autumn, the changing of the leaves (but not the mess they leave on my lawn), pumpkins and cooler weather.
Sucker for the Sun
~I am responsible for what I say but not for what you understand.~