I’m so ready for summer to be over.
The mosquitos are goddamn psychopaths. I’m being eaten alive this year. Never before have I witnessed such aggressive or quick little buggers.As soon as I leave the house to walk Abby, I’m bitten. They’ve gotten me on the neck (right in the jugular. No joke), the face, and all over my arms and legs. I currently have 12 bites on my legs. The crappy thing is how allergic I am – my bites swell up and feel hot and hard to the touch. As they heal, they become a dark red and it takes forever for them to fade away. I try to wear pants to hide my hideousness but the fabric brushing against the bites is excruciating. But when I wear skirts, I’ve had ladies point at my legs and say, loudly, that I look like I’m diseased.
I was walking Abby yesterday when we ran into a man walking his pug. We stopped to chat for a few minutes and while we were standing there, he smacked his leg and killed a mosquito as it was drinking. I was like, let’s get the hell outta here!
Let’s bring on the sunny but cooler days of fall. It’s my favourite season and I’ve already started buying autumn/Halloween decorations for my house. Is that crazy of me? If it is, I don’t give a damn. I just adorned my mantle with beautiful fake fall foliage and I’ve been eyeing Halloween wreaths at HomeSense. I’m counting down the days until October 1st so that I can plug the fake tombstones I bought today into my yard and hang up all the skeletons.
Even though the last official day of summer isn’t until September 22nd, the Labour Day weekend always feels like the end to me. The weather’s already changing, kids will be going back to school (unless the teacher’s strike continues in British Columbia) and I’m yearning to put on my sweaters, tights and boots again.
My friend Mallory of Because I Like Chocolate is still enjoying her European vacation so I’m guest posting for the second time on her blog today with these soft peanut butter cookies.
Click here for the link and say hi to Mallory!