It seems as if I'm going to miss not only the start of the football season, but the start of autumn. Yes, I know that September 1st is the meteorological start of autumn, but it's been in the 90s since the month started! That is all supposed to change Sunday as the temperature will drop. I love the cool, crisp days of autumn, without the need for the AC or the heat just yet, with the leaves painted such pretty colors and with a pot of chili on the stove. I'm hoping when I come back there will still be that early fall feeling in the air. I will be home in time for the start of the hockey season!
One of the other things I'm going to miss is the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks. It will be strange to be out of the country on this milestone anniversary. While the specials have already started, and people will remember that terrible day, and remember the victims and their families, and hold ceremonies at Ground Zero, the Pentagon and Shanksville, I will remember the tiny Canadian town of Gander where many planes coming into the US from overseas were forced to land once the airspace was closed. My September 11th will be different this year, remembering, but also going forward, continuing on, living brave, as the Ad Council commercial said.
Happy Labor Day weekend to everyone in the US, and Happy weekend to everyone else! Keep blogging, I'll be reading!