Today, I am mourning the loss of Fall Break.
I could write an ode to Fall Break, if I had had more sleep. I didn’t have more sleep, because Fall Break has ended.
For nine days, I enjoyed the sleeping in and the perfect weather. These two things combined to provide me with great energy to work on home improvement projects. I got so much done. It was wonderful.
I drove The Mister crazy with all my bustling about. In defense of him asking, “Oh my fucking God, does that clock say it’s almost 3am?” I said, “Yes, but when I have all this energy, when I feel this good, I don’t want to stop. I feel normal. I feel like myself.”
If you have more bad-feeling days than good-feeling days, then you know exactly what I mean.
I know a lot of people get depressed this time of year, whether it’s from Seasonal Affective Disorder or merely from the sadness of summer ending. For me, it is the opposite. I don’t like summer. Don’t like the heat, the humidity, the bugs, the allergies, the sweat, the sticky, the sunscreen. Without fail, the cooler weather brings out the best in me. My health gets a boost, and most assuredly, my skin calms down (at least until it’s frostbitten!) Autumn is beautiful here and I do love barn jacket days. I also love sweaters, socks, fleece, and flannel…
Fall is my friend.
Winter’s lack of sunlight does get to me in the form of insomnia, so I empathize with all the sleeping and waking issues others struggle with in the dark winter days. I am very good at hibernating, but I hibernate much more in summer than I do in winter. Winter’s still better for me than spring. When spring comes I usually end up physically ill. In spring, I must pace myself. But fall is a free-for-all. I wish it lasted longer. I wish Fall Break lasted longer.
So anyway, enough of my patterns — I had a week of feel good days and I got a lot done!
I won’t bore you with details of what all I’ve done, but I will say, removing the tape from the doors in the back hallway proved to be one of the happiest moments of my life. There’s more to do (Is there ever an end?) but I got a great deal done, and I’m rightly chuffed about it.
Stories did emerge, and I’ll share them another day.
While I’ve been ever so busy, I’ve not been reading a lot of blogs. I subscribe to my favorite blogs via email, and those are pretty much the only ones I’m reading.
I’ll be posting less as we finish this month, because I still have a lot to do. This pattern will continue through November. I’m not doing a new NaNo, but I’ll be focusing on my NaNo novel from last year.
Does autumn revitalize you? What have you been up to? Are you going to add an email option on your blog?