Sometime during the wee hours of last night, our air conditioner quit working (meaning our house was unbearably hot by 8:00am). This is happening left and right (and front and back) around here because air conditioning units are having to work double time around the clock to attempt to keep up with the blistering hot air. I took Daisy to a friend's house to keep cool while the munchkin and I went to the gym. I suppose it's a little weird to head to the gym to beat the heat, but that's what we did. I was able to get in a full hour of upper body weights and abs, followed by 60 minutes of instructing Yoga. Thankfully our unit was repaired (with only minor damage to the bank account) by early afternoon and naps were taken in comfort. Tonight, bedtime prayers with our son included requests for cooler weather.
Needless to say, I'm ready for Fall. I mean really ready. I'm ready let the sun shine in through open windows, I'm ready to be able to go on evening walks with my family, I'm ready for post-bedtime glasses of wine on the deck, I'm ready for jeans and long sleeves and scarves, I'm ready for my eyeliner to not melt down to my collarbones when I only just think of leaving the house. I'm ready for early morning thunderstorms and the deep rich reds and golds that Autumn brings. I'm ready.
Summertime, you've made your presence known. It's time for you to go.
Dear Fall, please hurry.