It makes me want to shop for back to school supplies.
I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils
if I knew your name and address.”
- Joe F-O-X, You’ve Got Mail
Like any kid, I enjoyed my summer vacations to the fullest, but in many ways, I always loved going back to school. I loved shopping for all my new school supplies, and plus… new clothes! Having a bunch of new outfits was always fun, too.
Five years out of school, I can honestly say that I miss it. I miss the learning. It’s just not the same out here in the real world. If someone would pay me, I’d happily be a professional student for the rest of my life. It’s a shame that we’re all in such a hurry to get out of school instead of appreciating it while we can.
Next week, I’ll start to see the kids at the bus stops, and the yellow buses driving by. And I’ll think back on the days when life was much more simple.
The smell of fall takes me right back to those days.
If I had to pick a favorite season, I would definitely say summer. Sunshine, warm weather, t-shirts, flip flops, BBQs, s’mores–what’s not to love? But although summer flies by way too quickly, I always welcome autumn with open arms.
We have such gorgeous fall seasons up here in good ol’ New York. Warm, soft sunshine, colorful leaves and crispy air… *happy sigh* And seriously, how could you not celebrate the return of apples and pumpkin?
The 7-day forecast in these parts calls for gorgeousness. I mean, absolutely perfect weather. Upper 70s and sunny. My exact definition of perfection. And you better believe that apple picking is on our holiday weekend agenda! I can’t wait.
And while I’m not ready to give up my flip flops just yet, I also long for the first days of sneakers, jeans, and hoodies. I won’t have to wait long…
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.