With temperatures still in the 90’s this past week, it is hard to believe it is here.
And while I am sad that the days of swimming, laughing, and having no particular place to be are over. There are things I am looking forward to this fall.
1. Cooler temperatures. This last, sudden burst of heat has been miserable.
2. Watching 2 daredevils jumping from the big rock out front into the crackling pile of leaves.
3. Celebrating my kindergartner’s 6th birthday. Last year it was a tea party theme… I can’t wait to see what she asks for this year.
4. Halloween. Every year for Trick-or-Treat we head down to my parents’ house. We walk the kids along the same streets I walked, then we head back for cocoa and spend the night. On top of looking forward to this tradition, I am looking forward to helping my kids turn into whatever creature/item they challenge me with this year.
5. Motorcycle class. It’s one of the goals I have set for myself to achieve by 40. All my gear has come in, and class is scheduled. Here’s hoping I don’t have to test that gear!
6. Watching my kids grow. One’s in kindergarten. Every day she learns so much, grows so much. One started church preschool on Sundays. (I could write a whole post about how amazing that is.)
I am thankful today that there is so much to look forward to this fall!
(Inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop prompt: 6 things you look forward to this Fall.
For over 2 years now I’ve written a Thankful Thursday post weekly. Last week I lost track of days, and as I climbed into bed Wednesday night, I realized I wasn’t going to have time to write a post before our busy Thursday began.
Having just jotted down numerous commitments on the calendar for September, I’ve decided I need to give myself a break. While Thankful Thursday may not happen every week here on the blog, I will still be celebrating it on the Facebook page each week. I hope you will join me there in taking a moment to think about all there is to be thankful for in the world.
We are also in the midst of a last burst of miserable heat, and it’s made me, well, miserable. And grumpy. But the forecast here for the weekend calls for lows in the 40s, so fall is definitely on the way!
Shana Norris says
Our recent heat wave has had the very same effect on me: it’s made me welcome fall. We had a summer of extremely mild temps up until a few weeks ago. We have two kids with October birthdays. I’m already planning celebrations 🙂
Those October birthdays! 🙂 Heading your way to read your post!
I bet riding a motorcycle during the Fall is awesome with those great temps and beautiful colors all around you. You’re a brave one to want to learn to ride. My Steeler Fan would love it if I rode with him. I’m just going to stick to walking.
Wishing you joy and safety on the roads.
Mine won’t take me for a ride, so I just decided to learn myself. LOL.
Wow your kids are growing so fast. Congrads on the class. I wish you well! Seems like fun!
I am thankful you for your Fall too – because that means it is SPRING here!!!
🙂 Spring is a wonderful time of year! I hope you have a terrific spring and that the colors are gorgeous!
No, I can not imagine being in a classroom in that heat all day, either. So glad my daughter’s school let them out early a few days when we had our highest temps!
The “big” girl announced today she wants a Halloween themed birthday party. A far cry from last year’s elegant tea party! (But less work for me, so I’ll take it!) 🙂
Motorcycle class!! Now that’s what I call living on the edge. Good luck!
Had our first class last last night. We do our riding portion this week — can’t wait! 🙂