The last couple of weeks have been really hot and humid.
The air conditioning has been running so much that I have been mentally calculating how much my energy bill is going to be this month. I know that it will soon be fall, and I wish it would just hurry up and get here. I am so tired of summer just hanging on. I have had enough of the air conditioning and I can’t wait for a couple of weeks of weather where I don’t need to have the air conditioning or the furnace turned on. I will gladly don a jacket in the house while I get ready for winter. I have already begun purchasing Christmas gifts. I look forward to fall this year when I start cleaning all of the shelves that line my living room. I will pull out all of my Santas and display high up on the shelves. The Christmas village will be unwrapped and put on the counter, complete with Christmas snow and a Christmas Santa ready to ring in the holidays. There will be fake smoke coming from the chimneys that lead to the miniature fireplaces in the houses. There is even a pot belly stove to heat the old church and schoolhouse. I am ready for fall Christmas and it is still only August. We have a furnace to get ready for winter. We have the chimney to clean and the fireplace to scrub. I also need to make my fruit cake in another month and wrap it tightly as it breathes in the rum.