Saturday, August 30, 2008

The last summer Saturday

Sigh. This is it. Labor Day weekend traditionally ends summer, but up here in the north, at least, we want to squeeeeeeeze every bit of summery warmth out of these days that we can.

School's back in session. The calendar page turns Sunday night. Labor Day is near. But it's too early to write off summer.

Tell that to the retailers, who have had autumn doo-dads on the shelf since June. Who no longer carry sandals, unless you're a woman who wears a size 5...or a size 11.5.

And I've got to ask--what's the deal with the Halloween candy being out already? HUH? My husband once teased me about having bought Halloween M&Ms in August, and I retorted, "Well, at least I know they're fresh."

"Either that," he said, "or really really old."

Have a great weekend!

3 comments:

Danica/Dream said...

*spits out M&Ms I just bought*

Debby Mayne said...

I'm ready for fall. This has been a very hot, rainy summer in Florida, so a few cool, crisp, dry days would give us a nice break.

When I was in the store a couple of days ago, I saw the clerks putting out massive amounts of candy, and I didn't even go near it. If I so much as walk down that aisle, the stuff jumps into my basket.

As for this weekend, we're glued to the Weather Channel. My family is from the South Mississippi and Louisiana Gulf Coast area, and the weather this time of year is always a concern. Please keep the people in Biloxi and New Orleans in your prayers.

Janet Spaeth said...

Danica, that's a hoot! It does give me pause whenever I happen by an M&Ms display.

Debby, the candy jumps right onto my tummy! Not INTO it, ONTO it.

Hope everyone is staying safe and warm or cool as the case may be. I'm freezing at the moment, but that's probably because the Young Man shared his nasty evil cold germs with me. When I taught my kids to share, I should have been clearer about the cold-germs exception....