Thursday, August 12, 2010

Top 5 Reasons

I am officially ready for autumn. I know August is only half over but I (and my heat-producing, large with child pregnant body) am just ready for September. There's only 2 1/2 weeks left. I think I can do it. But in case you needed more convincing why fall needs to hurry up and make it's presence known, I'll give you my top 5 reasons....


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?

7 comments:

Chris and Amy Darton said...

Youve convinced me and i dont even live there! Those bugs are nasty looking. And Im ready for Halloween ;)

Jenny said...

I so feel your pain... about the bugs EVERYWHERE! It is not normal to find bugs crawling on you especially when you are inside, YUCK! Had too many of those incidents since moving here (cicadas included). And don't even get me started on the humidity and constant sweating this summer... and I'm not even pregnant!

Chris and Brittani Knudsen said...

Oh I totally feel for you with the heat and the humidity. There is nothing worse then being prego with both of those present and who are we kidding I couldn't deal with the bugs either! Good luck you can do it only a couple more weeks right?

Amber Kei said...

OH, my goodness! The pain...that's the worst. And I have a few pregnant friends back east right now and I do not envy any of you the hummidity that you have to deal with. I have been super hot here a few times, but really, only a few. As soon as the baby comes I always get really, really cold. I find myself wearing long pjs and socks now. Hopefully it comes fast for you. Maybe those projects will help move things along! Good luck!

Armstrong said...

I feel so bad for you. Any heat during pregnancy sucks and when you add humidity it is just unbareable. I hope fall comes soon for you and this baby too. I am so excited for you and your kids to have a new baby. They are just the best thing ever! Just hang in there and enjoy the couch...at least you get some sleep now.

Just Joanie said...

Um, even if you weren't pregnant, that humidity would be horrible. Sorry.

Becca and Brian said...

whats up with the weird bugs on the east side!!! Cant stand them I have never seen so many in a house! I'm just use to ants and fly's!!! I say the west is the best! I feel your pain on every level!