Wow...is today a beauty or what?! Absolutely stunning. The thing-a-ma-jig in my van that tells me the outside temperature (forgive me, I can't for the life of me remember what it's called right now) hit 70 degrees this afternoon! The sky is a brilliant blue, the sun blindingly bright. And the leaves are absolutely brilliant, bold shades of reds and oranges and yellows. I have interrupted so many conversations to point out gorgeous trees while we are driving around. And today I went to Starbucks at the grocery store and noticed that they have their Christmas cups and flavors out! I literally wanted to jump up and down, but refrained myself. I bought myself perhaps the last iced beverage of the year, because it seemed to more match the weather. Summery sunshine and warmth, fall leaves, winter beverages...what a beautiful collision of seasons! I love it so much.
Very symbolic of the seasons changing in our home right now. One cheer party to go, one volleyball game to go, one cross country banquet to go and we can close the books on Fall. Music on-going, with honors coming head-on at one (more on that later). Birthdays for two right around the corner, followed closely by all the greatness of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Winter sports for one, crazy amount of school work for three. Me adding an hour a day to my work schedule, Brad taking a quick work trip to sunny Arizona...new, exciting things for all.
On a completely unrelated note, here is a special treat I got to enjoy at work today:
I spent about 20 minutes guarding a beastly-sized pile of dog doo that was deposited on our playground. (I'm assuming it was "dog" doo. But from the looks of it, it could have been small pony doo. Although I don't see many small ponies wandering the neighborhood.) The first graders were FASCINATED by this pile, of course. One girl just stared and stared and said, "What IS that?" I told her it was dog doo. "Where did it come from??" I told her it came from a dog. "But how did the dog get it here???" REALLY??? So I told her the dog must have been playing here and it went doo right there on the playground. She was appalled and said, "Well, that was not a good choice!" I couldn't agree more, little cutie-pie.
On that note, enjoy the beauty of our seasons transitioning and watch out for dog doo!