For years I have railed against the end of summer, the beginning of autumn.Â September was always a month of conflict for me: it is my birth month, but also when school would start up again, and when the weather in Illinois would start changing.
I am a little southern girl at heart, in some ways.Â I love the heat, the sun, swimming, and warm summer nights.
Sometimes September will surprise you, though.Â On a beautiful September day in Waukegan:
I went to my first White Sox baseball game last night, which was also my second professional sports game ever (the first was hockey).Â I’m not a fan of baseball, but I discovered that I had fun even though I don’t know much about the sport, and they were playing the Minnesota Twins (I was born in MN).Â It was a good way to close out the summer, and the weather was perfect.
Back to the subject at hand: I discovered that I am looking forward to the scarves, hats, boots, fall leaves, apple-picking, pumpkin flavored everything, the smell of autumn…
When did this happen?!