Over the past two weeks, I have been starting to close my eyes and think about the time of year I enjoy the most: Fall. In the Okanagan, Fall only last a few weeks but is absolutely gorgeous! It’s hard to believe it’s just around the corner and only four weeks away. We were blessed last Fall with one that lasted several weeks longer then normal and I was in heaven!
I can’t wait to get out with my camera this year to capture the changing colors as Mother Earth closes up shop for the Winter. I look forward to crispy cool mornings with a Pumpkin Spice Latte in hand. I look forward to life going back to having a regular, weekly routine. I look forward to hearing my son say, “I LOVE AUTUMN” as he jumps in the giant piles of leaves that we’ve just finished raking.
A giant smile crosses my face whenever I think about being downtown along Bernard (or SOPA) on my days off, during mornings that are below 20 Celsius, sipping on a Pumpkin Spice Latte that warms my hands while I read. I have so much reading to catch up on and it’s not so much catching up, as it is getting through the giant stacks of books and magazines I have acquired since going on LTD in December of 2010. Another to-do list is in order for me to prioritize for the Fall.
But, before I get ahead of myself and jump into Fall, I need to enjoy these last four weeks of Summer and my last two weeks before heading back to work. There is a part of me that wants to go home to Parksville one last time before school starts but also a part of me that wants to just sit back and relax.
Either way, my partner still needs to finish the dissertation in the next two weeks before school goes back in and I need to prepare myself for heading back to work!