Summer’s last hurrah!

I’m always a bit sad when approaching Labor Day weekend. Although I refuse to contemplate summer’s end, still it does give one pause, no?

We’ve still got 3 more weeks before fall according to my calendar, but after this weekend, the white shoes and purses must be packed away, or you risk censure from the fashion mavens. The children are all back in school, Halloween candy is flooding into the stores, and autumn “themes” highlight each merchandising display everywhere.

Well, I’m not ready. Here in Ohio we had a cool, rainy summer so I won’t pack away my shorts and capris until I can see my breath while walking the dog. I will think “summer thoughts”, enjoy root beer floats on the deck, light a sparkler when the sun goes down, and not even think about flannel sheets!

Let’s not give in to marketing folks who tell us it’s time for autumn. No, I’m putting on sunscreen and going to sit out in the sun.  Enjoy.