Jackets are going back on, leaves are falling from trees, your favorite baseball team might finally have realized they won't be playing in the playoffs (ours figured that out back in May!) The kids are back in school and it's dark by the time they are getting to bed. As much as I love throwing on jeans and a long-sleeve shirt and actually feeling comfortable, you can't help but feel a little sad too when this time of year rolls around. Believe me, we are thrilled to have the kids back in school, but we know what's coming next. Here in the Chicago area we can feel the chill that is leading to the deep freeze of Dec-February and of course that is generally followed by a less than stellar March and a praying for a 70 degree day April. The funny thing is I really do love this time of year, but as I get older I tend to live a little less in the moment weather-wise and a little more in the, 'I can't believe it's already going to be winter' mindset. Isn't it funny how when we were kids we neveer cared about the weather and now it's such a discussion in our lives?
As I enter the last 15 months of my 30's I am realizing more everyday about how old I really feel. Good friends - who of course are already in their 40s - say that is the best decade. I can't imagine you ever get into a decade of your life and call it the worst - but they claim that is the decade where you know who you are and finally have some money to enjoy it. I don't know if we'll actually have any money in the next 10 years, and God help us, if we do every penny better go into the college savings we are so desperately delinquent in saving, but I do look forward to watching these kids of ours in the next 10 years. By the time Colleen and I are hitting our 50s, Jack will be (hopefully) in the middle of college and our triplets will be about to get their driver's licenses. HA! We better enjoy our 40s because we will be gripped with paranoia and debt when we hit our 50s.
How do you feel about the change of seasons?