8/18/07

Just Thinking About The Weather

I'd say that I'm pretty in-tune to my surroundings.
And my senses have been operating at a heightened awareness lately.
I'm not really sure what that is all about.

Yesterday, for instance, I was driving home in the Rover with the kids and had the windows down. And next to us in the fast lane were two tractor trailer trucks. And the noise that the trucks issued was almost more than I could take. In fact, I thought my eardrums would burst and my head were about to explode.
Maybe it's the sign of growing older, maybe it's just this heightened awareness.
I'm not sure.
But I think it's my senses.

Usually I can feel things, sense things around me.
Often I know what is going to happen before it does.
Sometimes there is just a vibration or something that I can just pick up on.

This morning I've woken up to a drastic change in the weather/air here.
Rather than it being 80 degrees at 8:00 in the morning with 95% humidity, it's more like 60 something degrees and not one ounce of humidity.
There is certainly a fall feel to the air.
I want to run out right now and buy Connor a bunch of school clothes.
It just has that feel.

As the pot brewed it's coffee, I turned off the air conditioner and threw open all of the windows.
A slight breeze pushes it's way through the screen and makes itself known across my skin.
And it feels wonderful.

I'm not delusional.
I know that August is not quite done with us and will probably find the time to beat us with high temps and high humidity.
But I feel a break.
A release of something with this new breathe-able air.

Next week, Connor will begin his formal public education.
He will be entering all-day kindergarten.
Gracie begins her second year at preschool.
And I begin my new/old work at the preschool.
As well as my classes starting up.
Which I am more than looking forward to.
My brain is in desperate need of a jump-start.

There is a change brewing.
I feel it in the air this morning.
I think I can even smell it.

And I haven't been this excited in months.
I couldn't tell you why.
But I am.

9 ripples in the pond:

Her Grace said...

What a great post! After my own public schooling, college, and 8 years teaching, September DOES mean new beginnings to me, and now my own kids are starting to experience that too. I love summer dearly, but fall brings new adventures too.

It's so good to see a smile back on your blog :).

flutter said...

This made me want to snuggle in and read more. I like you excited!

Oh, The Joys said...

Change AND coffee brewing. Love that!

carrie said...

I love fall.

And the cooler air.

And (surprisingly lately) the coffee!

Carrie

deb said...

Fall has started here as well, cold, wet and the leaves are changing already. It's nice to have a break from the heat of last month but it feels too soon for winter.

Tabba said...

Wow, Deb. I can't believe the leaves are changing there already.
Man, the summer really flew, huh?

Mary-LUE said...

I'm glad you are feeling something new and fresh in the air. Oh, there's something for you over at my place under the post titled "Matters."

Joker The Lurcher said...

the autumn is already making its appearance here too - leaves are already turning on some trees. must be the wet summer. autumn has always had that feeling of new beginnings for me too - so glad you are feeling so positive.

the heightened senses thing happens to me too - i reckon i am catching autism from my son!

Pgoodness said...

I adore the fall and felt the same way about going out and buying school clothes when the temp and humidity dropped so drastically!! There is something so exciting about feeling a change in the air. I am enjoying your excitement.