The other night I had a dream about Tim Hortons Coffee and Donut Shop. In my dream I was driving past and was contemplating stopping for my usual extra-large triple triple. I guess I was on my way somewhere and couldn't stop. But.... Mmmmm....Timmies!!
At little after I woke up, I suddenly remembered the dream and laughed! Any takers on the interpretation of that dream???!!! :-)
So, it's September. September as I know it is the smell of new school supplies, pencils, paper, binders. I love that Staples ad with the dad exuberantly shopping to the Christmas carol song playing in the background "It's the most wonderful time of the year," while the kids look on angrily.
September is also to me, cool fresh mornings and warm days. Leaves will start turning colour, days get shorter, and we grasp the last glorious days of summer before we need to pull out the socks and sweaters.
Well, September in South Africa is a celebration of Spring. September 1 marks the first day of this season for locals. One of the BG staff here bought everyone a rose to celebrate. The radio announcers had listeners call in about how they celebrated the first day of Spring. The last few days there has been snow (SNOW!) on the mountaintops, which we can see off in the distance. The snow too, is a sign of Spring here!
Anyway, why am I telling you all this? Simply to help you understand how strange it is to be thinking about Spring, with Summer soon to follow, when all my life, this month has usually been a bittersweet one for me. Here I am, just waiting for the warmer days so I can wear my shorts, and my flip-flops and to get a tan.
So, to all my Northern hemisphere friends: Enjoy Fall, and to the Southerners: Yeehaw! Welcome Spring!