I woke up today around 5AM and headed downstairs leaving my wife snoring soundly on our supper comfy memory foam mattress. Our dog Asgard followed me, as he usually does, eager to go outside and pee. Most mornings I step outside with him and take in the morning air. Today was no exception.
This morning when I stood out on the front patio of my big three story condo end unit, I was thrilled to suck in some cool oxygen and breath it out seeing the moisture from my exhaling dissipate in the air. It was 48 degrees Fahrenheit outside. I love cool mornings just like this one.
When this happens in early September it tells me Autumn is coming. I’ve mentioned it before on this website Autumn is my favorite time of year.
Autumn Is The Best Season Ever!
Why is Autumn the best!?
- Great for camping
- Fantastic for hiking
- Wonderful because there are less bugs to annoy me
- I sweat less when outside doing laborious things
- The trees changing colors is beautiful to behold
- Fall hunting season begins
- Air smells better
Why Autumn sucks!?
- My birthday is in October, I get a year older… fffuuuuuuuuuudge….
This Fall Season Is Going To Be Busy
I have a lot on my plate the next several weeks. There are a great many things I want to do and some I need to do.
I have two family birthdays this month for granddaughters (should a 44 year old have 9 granddaughters!?). One of my nephews has a graduation party coming for his Black Belt in Karate. I also have a cleanup/maintenance weekend planned at the cabin. All of those events take place on weekends this month. That doesn’t leave much time for me to do some things I desire doing, such as:
- A short 3-4 night getaway back up to the BWCA
- A 2-3 night river canoe trip on the St Croix National Scenic Riverway
- A 4-5 night canoe camping trip on either the Willow Flowage or Turtle Flambeau Flowage
One or two of those outings will need to possibly be pushed off into October. However, October is looking pretty busy too. Why? Because although my wife and I share birthdays that are several years apart, the days are only two days apart in the month of October! So we have a mini birthday trip we want to take together, and no, she doesn’t want to go camping with me (killing two birds with one stone would have been nice).
I also like to get out and do some fall hunting in mid to late October. Such hunting includes a day or two of small game hunting as well as a several days of crossbow hunting for white-tail deer.
Can I Fit Everything Into The Next Few Months?
I’m 44 years old. Gonna be 45 in October. I’ll admit that I am feeling a bit of the mid-life crisis thing-a-ma-jigger deep in my soul. My life is half over. How many more Autumn seasons do I have left where I can really get out on my own and do stuff? More than ever before I feel the need to do those things I enjoy doing.
For me, as a semi-nerd kid growing up in the 80s and early 90s, my mid life crisis is vastly different from my father’s. He got into hot-rods, hanging out with old high school buddies and went back into the Navy as a reservists. Me, I want to go camping, play retro Commodore Computer video games, maybe get my private pilot’s license back, go see a Damn Yankees concert…etc…
So knowing I may only have so many Autumns left, I want to enjoy my favorite season as much as I can doing what I like to do. Now, I’m not saying I don’t like family functions like birthdays and such… It’s just not easy always fitting into a busy schedule the things you want to do.
Can I fit it all in? I doubt it. But I’m gonna try.