"It was Labor Day weekend, I was 17..." is the start of the lyrics to one of Tim McGraw's biggest hit songs called "Something Like That."
I can't get the song out of my head this morning. It's Labor Day. So, it got me thinking about how this time of year effects me. Labor Day weekend - the unofficial end to summer, and a change in schedules and attitude.
Here's a list of the good & bad that is rolling around in my head this morning.
* Saying goodbye is sad. I love summer.
* Football season has started. I enjoy weekends with lots of games.
* My schedule is busier again. Rehearsals, volunteer opportunities, etc.
* The extreme hot humid days will be over soon. A cooler air is refreshing.
* Yes, the countdown to Christmas has started. I saw on Facebook yesterday how many weekends are left for shopping. Oh please.... no!!!
* I will be changing out my clothing soon. For me it's a bad thing. I like to live in shorts and flip-flops. I don't like sweaters. They lose their freshness after a wear or two. They get ratty-looking. I know... I'm weird. I don't like squeezing my feet into shoes after months of letting them be 'free.'
* Around here, the traffic gets lighter. The stores and restaurants are easier to get into... goodbye tourists! We love ya but we hate ya!
* We are closer to the end of election campaigning! Hallelujah!
* We have presidential candidate debates coming up. I think they will be 'entertaining.' And scary...yes, maybe very scary.
* Daylight hours get less. Boo.
* Time for fires in the pit at the riva. Yea.
Labor Day Weekend. It's the time on the calendar that means a change of seasons. It's a time to shake off the sand, and get ready for pumpkin everything. I need to remind myself that here, where I live, September and October are beautiful months, still with plenty of days of warmth. I need to work on embracing the time.
As the McGraw song says... "a heart don't forget something like that"!