It’s fall y’all. The little bird is telling everyone how cold it is in the morning. You can follow him on Twitter. Meteorologists, who study weather and not meteors for some reason, consider September, October and November to be the fall months. The autumnal equinox is not until September 22nd which most people (and calendars) consider the first day of fall in the northern hemisphere and the first day spring in the southern. My family has already been apple picking and I can tell the weather is changing. It’s almost enough to cause me to wear long sleeves and not go outside barefoot. It’s time for the social media posts to start in about hoodies, furry boots, hot cocoa and bonfires. All your favorite fall activities are centered around trying to keep warm. I understand the appeal of some of those things but fall is a transition season into winter. I don’t get those people. Whether you love winter or not it hates all of us equally, that’s why it is trying to kill us. Refer back to the angry bird in the picture. He gets it.Continue reading
Apples in season – As soon as the Satur-deja Vu was published last week my family packed up and headed to Blue Ridge, GA. The weather forecast called for only a 60% chance of thunderstorms that day as opposed to 80% on Sunday and Monday. Labor Day weekend was the first “U-Pick” event at Mercier Orchards and we definitely made the right call. Apple/ apple cinnamon is the official flavor of fall in our home, not pumpkin spice, and we came home with a peck. That’s approximately 2.2 gallons.
Then on Tuesday Teresa and I celebrated our 25th anniversary. September 6th, 1997, was the same day as Princess Diana’s funeral. Mother Teresa passed away the same day as well. We were married 12 years before our daughter Johannah was born. Other couples our age have children that are grown and some have grandchildren. My younger brother became Grandpa Bunch earlier this year at the age of 40. I’m happy where we are.Continue reading