Today is the official start of autumn. It also happens to be Elephant Appreciation Day, Hobbit Day and Business Women’s Day. If that’s not enough for you, you might prefer to celebrate White Chocolate Day, Ice Cream Cone Day, Dear Diary Day or World Car Free Day. I’m not quite sure where these bizarre holidays come from, but they can be great fodder for blogging, when nothing else comes to mind.
I love autumn so this particular signals the beginning of refreshment for me. Those hot, sweaty days of summer are gone and we can pull out the flannel shirts and jackets once more. Of course, most of mine are already packed for moving and sitting under stacks of other boxes within our garage. Come mid October, I may be able to access them again. While waiting, I’ll pray that the first winter snow storm holds off until at least October 16th. I have no idea where my mittens are.
In the meantime, I can go hug an elephant, (if I can locate one on the streets of Minneapolis) buy an ice cream cone, leave the car at home and write in my diary about all the business women who have chowed down on white chocolate and transformed into hobbits.
Instead I will turn my thoughts to packing more boxes and getting organized before the final moving day – whenever that may be. Did I mention that the entire home selling and buying routine is a pain in the neck? I’m sure my readers are as tired of hearing about it as I am. I’ll be very glad when it’s over. Put that in your diary, Kathy Boecher.