SOC: Sunday Anticipation

Thank you for SOC Sunday.  I have been avoiding posting because the most interesting thing that has happened to me this week was I installed a bird feeder and the birds are not flocking to it. :( (UPDATE: Now they are!)

Anticipation is the prompt for today.  I was going to write about staring at said bird feeder but decided on this instead…

This is a funny prompt because every year when I get back from vacation it feels like the summer it over for me and I just want fall and the cool weather to get here.  This is unusual for me because I am not crazy about the fast passage of time.  I am one of those anxiety ridden individuals who seems to live and die by the clock (and weather channel…come on…it’s how I figure out what to cook on a weekly basis).  I have been trying to get over that part of me.  I think it goes back to being a kid and DREADING going back to my private all girls catholic school where the nuns were scary and the uniforms were double knit polyester.  I used to think as we left the Cape all I would have to go through and it was depressing.  Coming home signaled the end of summer.  Now that we go in July instead of August, I think I am selling my summer short.  I should be enjoying the hot, humid, sticky weather.  I should enjoy sticking to the seat in my car.  Yeah…no…bring on fall and sweaters that hide a multitude of sins (cheese being a big one).

  • jana

    I’m with you… bring on sweaters that hide my muffin top!! Thanks for linking up today! 

  • Lindsey Collier

    Seriously, fall is the best. I’m so over this summer and the 105 degree weather we’ve been having!!!!! 

  • a.eye

    I giggled at your last sentence!!

    I love the freeness of summer, but really love the temperatures of spring and fall.

  • Gina

    As much as I love summer, fall is my first love. Bring it on especially after this hot one!

  • Kenya Johnson

    BUT FALL IS MY FAVORITE AND I WANT IT NOW. Ooookay, I’ll try to go sit on the porch for 10 minutes and stop wishing these days away ;-) We might be down to about 90 degrees now. 
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I took advice and I’ve painted since you were there ;-)

  • KallayCarr

    I’ll take Fall over Summer any day, but I totally get that anxiety that time is moving too quickly. I think now that I have children, that anxiety has increased. Ever more reason to enjoy the moment. :)

  • Jamie@southmainmuse

    I’m with you. I feel like summer is on the downhill slide. :(. I love fall but that means the cold weather is out there somewhere. Good or bad, it’s hard not to anticipate the change of seasons with school starting. 

  • Katsidhe

    I used to really not appreciate Summer, since Fall is my favourite and Summer felt like a stop-gap before reaching it, but then I had a pool at my apartment and learned to love it.  I’m sans-pool again, but am still digging it the most that I have since being a child on Summer holiday.