Tuesday, September 2, 2014
I know Labor Day usually marks the unofficial end of summer, but this year, I'm hanging on to the summer season as long as I possibly can. Last year at this time, I was already posting about how ready for fall I was. Last summer was full of lots of activity too, and I looked forward to fall and cooler weather for things to settle down. But then the Polar Vortex of Doom hit, and several months later I'm still recovering from last winter's traumatic hibernation.
I've heard lots of Milwaukee people commenting that it feels like this summer never really hit its groove. Milwaukee's weather is affected a lot by Lake Michigan, and sense Lake Michigan never really warmed up, the city didn't fully warm up either. It was mid August before I realized we weren't going to experience a heat wave (I haven't broken the news to my tomatoes yet). And while lots of northern folks are happy about our mild summer, this St. Louis girl needs at least a mini heat wave to feel like I really experienced the season.
Now don't get me wrong, I've done lots of fun things this summer - spent time outside, ate good food, travelled, walked the dogs a lot, wore all my favorite summer outfits, gardened - I just want to do more of it. I'm just not ready to say goodbye to my favorite parts of summer.
I put together an end of summer wish list a few weeks ago that I'll share tomorrow. The general feeling of the wish list is "do all these fun things before the snow comes again"!! I'm hoping if I feel more closure about the summer season, I'll be able to appreciation my favorite parts of fall and winter when they come.
Only in Wisconsin do people have these types of existential crises when the weather starts to cool off. Or maybe it's just me?? Please tell me it's not just me.