My gawd, this month has dragged its ass through the landscape. It’s the second month of the school year, but already it feels like I should be gearing up for summer. But no. According to the temperature of my feet, we’re just ankle deep in Autumn.
November will be a little faster, what with week, then the short week of Thanksgiving breaking up the month. December has the usual long haul up to Christmas break, but that doesn’t last as long as the eight weeks of January. But nothing compares to the last 10 weeks of October. It’s been going on so long, I can’t even remember September.
Every so often, I’ll sneak a look at the district calendar and pine for those months at the bottom right-hand column. May and June. May is hard, and June is… June… holy crap, June is one Hail Mary pass away from that epic final battle scene complete with swelling orchestration and men in kilts screaming “FREEEDOMMMMMM!!!!”
In the mean time, my feet are freezing and October still has a death grip on next week. My reward for breaking free of the month is payday, which couldn’t come soon enough, although considering most of it goes away when I pay all my bills, it will be nice to hit the grocery store and restock some of those essentials that have become scarce.
Then I must suffer through the night of the irritating beggars… when I give away free candy lest I lose pieces of landscaping or have to wash egg off my abode. Fortunately, the place that sells my firelogs has a sale going on and it lasts until the 2nd of November, so I’ll be able to stock up on those as well. Woo-hoo! There is so much to look forward to at the end of this long month.
Providing of course, that this month will actually come to an end and not leave me in some October Twilight Zone thing. Hm, I hope this doesn’t have anything to do with that whole “throwing out the calendar” thing.