Reason #1- I found one of these crawling on my leg last night in my own house (and it wasn't the first time this summer either!): I know-disgusting. I almost threw-up. I hate bugs. I have felt like bugs have been crawling all over me ever since. Autumn needs to come so all the bugs can DIE!
Reason #2- This is what Virginia looks like in the fall:
Need I say more? Probably not, but I will. We came here last fall to see if this is where we really wanted to live and it was so exquisitly beautiful. I cannot wait for fall and all the beautiful colors, instead of what I have to look at now:Dead Summer Yellow (that should be a color in a box of Crayola 64) On another note, image google "autumn". You won't be disappointed :)
Reason #3- School needs to start. I know, I know. I'm always saying I'm not a big fan of school. But there comes a point (about a week before school is back in session) where I am SO ready. We are all ready. Daphne has been begging to go to preschool for about 6 months now. Laylah and Jonah are excited to see who their teachers will be and see their school friends again. Back to school shopping (including supplies, shoes, and clothes) is complete.
And I am tired. I can't believe how much we have packed into summer. And we still have a whole week left of activites planned. My kids are spoiled and lucky they have a fun mom who always wants to do stuff (haha-I just called myself fun). And last but not least, I have several projects waiting for me that I can start as soon as half my kids are not underfoot. They need to be complete before this baby arrives, and I need to get going. I only have 11 1/2 weeks left!
Reason #4-These nasty looking things:Cicadas. There are about a billion trillion zillion of them in Northern Virginia. And they are LOUD!! Remember the forest which is my backyard? That's where they live. All day long, all I hear is rattling. At least they go to bed at night, but come 5 AM the rattling begins. And lasts All. Day. Long. Because of that forest backyard, in the spring we have birds waking us up (which is much more pleasant), in the summer it's cicadas. I'm interested to see what the fall brings. And I'm sure in the winter it will be silence. Ohhh, sweet silence....
Reason #5-Remember this couch?:
Yes, my new family room couch that I love? Well, it has been my bed for the past couple weeks for 2 reasons. 1)It is TOO DANG HOT to sleep in my room upstairs. Even if we leave the a/c on at night and I have a portable fan on me. I just can't do it. I wake up several times a night in a sweaty mess. Nasty. The humidity and heat of August just might be the death of me. That is one thing I really miss about Utah-it cools off at night. Here it cools of about 2 degrees and I swear the humidity percentage goes up. (And I do have to say-if I wasn't pregnant, I don't think this would be such a huge deal as I am making it. But it is. Because I am) There is a ceiling fan in the family room and I am right by an a/c vent, so it is very pleasant at night and I don't sweat one drop :) And 2)For some reason it is easier on my back than my bed right now. I wake up in less pain and I'm not as stiff. That's the other part of my reasoning. Autumn needs to come so this baby will come! Enough said.
Have I convinced you yet?