Okay, to be technical--fall doesn't arrive until Friday, but it officially arrives for me today. Why?
The pool gets closed.
Why does that make me sad when I haven't gone swimming in the thing for at least five years? Because the pool uncovered is a beautiful thing. Especially this year because we paid to have it cleaned every other week. It sparkles. But when it's closed, it's ugly. It's a blunt reminder that SUMMER IS OVER and we're going TO FREEZE FOR MONTHS ON END.
I hate pool closing.
But . . . the seasons must change. It's time to think about other things. We'll soon be going down to our basement pub in the evenings. It's got the world's most comfortable couch, a bar, tons of books and magazines to read, music, TV--it's like a 2nd living room. (Okay, we already have three other living rooms, but it's my favorite one.)
What event marks the end of summer for you?
BTW, RECIPES TO DIE FOR: A Victoria Square Cookbook is now available for Nook. Will have an update on the print version in the next couple of days.