Today we turn the page of our calendars to September. It’s been such a beautiful summer! Wherever you live, I hope that your summer has been as sun-shiny as mine. Here in western Pennsylvania, the temps have been HOT, so I was able to mix up my exercise routine the past few months by adding in some swimming. Not laps. Laps kill me. Let’s just call it water aerobics for one.
Here, the nights are starting to get cooler. The air is crisper. The humidity is gone. Fall is just weeks away. The last holiday weekend is almost here. I know it’s only Wednesday, but I’m thinking about the long weekend already. Do you blame me?
My family always has a cookout on Labor Day. So, I went to the store looking for picnic supplies. Plastic cups, plates, the usual. I was thinking about a red, white, and blue American theme. Nice touch, huh?
But nooooooo, what I got was nearly attacked in the isle by this…
I know the stores need to stock for holidays, but why the rush? Seeing decorations for a holiday that’s still 8 weeks away gets my mind churning and planning for the next two seasons. Where are my winter boots? Did I dry clean my ski jacket last year? Which family member is on the hook for hosting Thanksgiving dinner? Aughh!
Needless to say, there wasn’t a single picnic supply to be found in the store. I went home with a two-foot straw pumpkin for my dining room table. Good grief.
I tend to think ahead, but only about important things…like, financial planning, career advancement, and personal goals. Planning far ahead for things that I know can easily be done on short-notice (like holiday decorating) makes my head spin and to-do list overly long.
What things do you plan for far in advance? Do you have your Halloween costume selected yet, or your outdoor gear ready for this weekend?
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