Friday, August 1, 2008

the sun is burning*

Well, it's August. I like the month of August. I like how it sounds. I like that it means summer is winding up. I don't like the heat. I wish August were a little more Simon and Garfunkle {"August, die she must. The autumn winds blow chilly and cold..."}

Actually, I can't for the life of me figure out why Mr. Simon wrote those words because both he and Garfunkle are from New York, and New York in August is generally unbearable, although it is a great line. Maybe a bit of wishful thinking, and I certainly understand that. And actually I like Simon & Garfunkle more than I like August. I have a 3 CD collection with all their stuff and it is fabulous, if I do say so myself. Which I do.

So, here we are back to August then, and of the next 15 days one-third-plus of them have some wedding activity associated with them. This means some free food, but also the need for babysitters and some driving. Maybe we can carpool and save some gas. All the cousins on my mom's side of the family of a certain age decided this was the year to get married, and that's what's happening. This will be fun and entertaining, but also tiring. Sad to say, but I have my limits when it comes to socializing, even with family. Also, Back to School Night makes it appearance in the next two weeks. And that is just crazy. Crazy, I tell you! I need to take some time to make sure my daughter remembers what ever it was she learned in Kindergarten so she can sail into 1st grade without much difficulty.

Also, my bedroom is really an absolute mess.

Maybe what I'm saying is that like Simon and like Garfunkle, I like the idea of August, more than the actual August itself. So, if I'm posting a little less regularly, it's because I'm gearing up for Fall {Fall! My favorite season of them all!} and trying to enjoy the idea of August a lot, so that August doesn't completely overwhelm me, and then I'll be ripping and roaring and ready for the college football season and school and the return of the regular convening blogosphere, which does seem to meet more regularly once summer winds up. And I totally understand why.

It's because then August will be over.

*The Sun is Burning is a song by Simon and Garfunkle from their album Wednesday Morning, 3 a.m.


  1. Up until last year for two reasons I would have been at work for a couple of weeks now preparing for the doors of school to open by the 2nd week in August. As of last year due to Texas regulatory laws, no school can start any sooner than the week before labor day. So we've got a few more weeks to go. Perhaps it's creeping up on me faster than I think. Especially now that I'm NOT thinking about going back for work. The dreams I've been having this summer might be to the contrary, but the reality just isn't so.

  2. I have the same sentiments about August. We don't start school until September here but I have to plan well so I don't get fed up with August and get the late summer blahs. Busy wedding season should help with that! Have fun!

    We're heading to Utah next week to get our mountain and family fix. That's what will make August bearable for me!

  3. August is bittersweet. The sun and fun continue, but both eventually press upon us.

  4. Allysha - may I borrow your S&G sometime? I didn't know you had it. A significant portion of my adolescent angst and solitary guitar playing was tied up in that music.