- L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
I’m different than most people. I hate fall. I’m never ready for summer to end, so I resent the shorter days, dread the cooler temperatures, and am saddened by the sight of leaves falling off the trees. To be fair, it’s not fall’s fault. It’s just that I know what lies beyond fall. My memory’s not always great, but it never forgets winter. All that being said, today was a beautiful fall day. I had to spend most of the day working at my computer, but I ate lunch outside, washed windows and raked leaves to get some fresh air. It was hard to make myself go back inside. If every October day was like today, I might soften my stance on fall. But even then, I probably wouldn’t go so far as to agree with the quote above.
It’s my dad’s birthday today. He’s awesome - he’s 76 but seems way younger. He is talented at many things and can fix or build anything. He has no shortage of crazy ideas – building things like the zip line, a mood enhancer (I can’t explain that one), and a tillacter (cross between a tiller and a … ?). He always makes things fun for the kids (and adults). Happy birthday, Dad!
I’ve been craving chocolate all day and handfuls of chocolate chips just aren’t cutting it. Dale just went to pick Chloe up, so I gave him a very strong hint that I’d love him to pick up a chocolate bar for me. And then I followed up the hint with a direct request. It turned out he had picked up on the hint so he was annoyed that I didn’t leave it at that because he wanted to look like he was all intuitive and sensitive to my every whim. I’m sorry I ruined his surprise but sometimes it’s Worth It to spell things out just to make sure.