September 07, 2011

And the seasons change

It’s raining. I’m wearing long pants, a fleece, and my fuzzy socks. Students on campus have stopped talking about their summer vacations and started complaining about how much work they have to do. They’ve started making plans for apple picking and pumpkin carving.

Beautiful Smart Wonderful Daughter and Boy in Black moved back to the apartment near campus that they share with First Extra. The public schools opened again yesterday, and With-a-Why began eleventh grade. I'm thinking about making an apple pie.

Summer’s over.

15 comments:

jo(e) said...

When I carried the living room fan out to the garage in my bare feet, I stepped on a snake. Perhaps that's another sign of autumn?

BrightenedBoy said...

How the hell is he in eleventh grade? He and Thomas both. That just blows my mind.

It's chilly here, too. It happened overnight.

Jeff said...

Cooler weather hopefully bringing a nice change from some people's hot summer.

My daughter has been in school since for 4 weeks now. I guess I should be used to it by now but having been raised up north I still think of post Labor Day as the traditional start of school.

jo(e) said...

Jeff: Yeah, I'm always shocked when friends in the south tell me their kids are already in school in August. It just seems wrong to me.

BB: Yeah, it's crazy how fast time goes by.

chichimama.com said...

With A Why is going into 11th grade? That can't possibly be,when I started reading your blog, he was in the same grade that C is going into I believe (but hopefully I am somehow doing my math wrong, and C won't be that big that quickly...)

I am in jeans and a sweatshirt today, and also planning an apple pie. It is indeed autumn. (And stepping on a snake?? Shiver.)

Anonymous said...

A snake in your garage?! Eek.

ST

Songbird said...

I just put on a pair of hand-knit socks and a sweater. It's definitely fall.
Also, this "youngest in 11th grade" thing is killing me. How can she be old enough for AP classes?

jo(e) said...

Chichimama: When I started my blog, With-a-Why was in fourth grade, still a little kid. Now he's almost 6 feet tall.

jo(e) said...

Songbird: I know! It seems crazy to me too. How did our kids get so old all of a sudden?

Elaine said...

I'm right there with you. We're on our third week of school and the grading has started!

Danny Bradfield said...

My two kids started high school and middle school this year. And as for seasons, it was 99 here yesterday, even though we live by the coast where it's cooler than it is inland. It's strange how the seasons are off; when I lived in Indiana, I was surprised how every year it would start to get noticeably cooler on Sept. 1. Here in southern California, it's cooler in June and sometimes even July than it is in September.

liz said...

11th Grade!!! That's not possible.

And I'm feeling all heebie-jeebie over the snake.

And it's definitely not Summer anymore.

readersguide said...

I concur -- how can he be in 11th grade?
Snakes again?

Gregory Zimmerman said...

My sign of fall is the sweatshirts that accumulate in my office because i need them when i come in in the morning but not in the afternoon, so they get left in the office until i don't have one at home in the morning and have to try to remember to bring them all home.

rented life said...

We've actually had blankets on the bed instead of kicking everything off, but I still leave the windows open. And husband has been asking me to get out halloween decorations--a sure sign of fall.