Unlike some of you who have been soaking in the sun & loving every minute of it, I’m not a fan of the hot weather we’ve been experiencing in Michigan this summer. The thermostat has been above 85 degrees WAY too much for my taste. Heat makes me cranky with a capital crank! And I know the 15lbs I’ve been trying to take off hasn’t shifted because of all the beer I’ve been drinking this summer. Hey, ya gotta put a little alcohol on it, especially in this heat… My GOD, the heat!!
So… once the weather turns from hotter than HOT to hints of glorious fall… I turn into the Energizer Bunny.
My brain & body are inspired from the inside out. I am annoyingly happy & energized to come up with a full to-do list of things I want to accomplish.
Fall weather energizes me like nothing else. I want to run & jump through the puddles of rain… open up all the windows in my house & vehicle and soak in every second of this all-too-brief season… and get shit done. Yes, gloomy weather inspires me to get OUT of the house instead of staying in.
I keep going & going & going…
And if the house is already clean/picked up (which, by some miracle this past weekend, it was) home is the last place I want to stay. Hey, I have 2 kids — so if the house is clean, my goal is to get everyone OUT of it so it stays clean for as long as possible!!! Am I alone in these feelings?
|Trees in my backyard, just before a summer-rain.
When we got hit with our first taste of fall this past weekend, I do believe I pissed off the hubs with my autumnal energy. Just as he was settling in for a long Saturday morning nap, I burst his nap-bubble. Let’s go to the farmer’s market!
Let’s pick up back-to-school supplies!
Let’s go to the zoo!
Founders for lunch?
Oh yeah, the hubs was not happy with me… until I mentioned Founders — when he leaped out of the recliner like a dog who heard the word walk. So after the farmer’s market, we hit up Founders for lunch, and spent the rest of the weekend in a relative lazy-mode. After being on the go-go-go for most of the summer, having a weekend “off” felt like a luxury. The next 2 weekends we will be busy again, and then school starts.
Don’t get me wrong, when the weather is dark & dreary, I do have moments where I just want to cozy up with a nice warm cup of homemade stew, stay in my yoga-pants and enjoy hearing the rain falling outside of my window, and a good football game on my tv. Today, just for example, it may not even break 70, so I’ve already started cooking my Mean Green Chili
! But, to put things in perspective, I also have a full list of other
things to get done… including this blogpost, errands, maybe even a trip to the park.
Don’t get me wrong, I will miss my summer trips to Lake Michigan; I savored every visit to Lake Michigan this summer, including one on my birthday last week. I hope to make at least one more trip to that beautiful body of water before the heat breaks for good. But, in the meantime, I’m embracing what I have. And today, the gloomy West-Michigan weather may actually inspire me to get a few more things done.
What energizes you?