I can’t believe how quickly this summer has gone by. I love the late spring and summer. I love wearing warm weather clothes and being able to drive without worrying about a terrible, icy death. I am not freezing and my skin is not like that of a decomposing corpse. I exaggerate, but you get the idea. I love warm weather!
My dad is getting ready to cut corn in the fields. I had no idea that it was that time already. It has come by so quickly and it is a time that always has reminded me of fall. When I was at his house, I noticed how tall the corn was and how ready it was to be harvested. Time sure flies.
I never used to dislike cold weather. I think in some ways most kids love the fall and winter because of the holidays and playing in the snow. The thing that gets me most about the cold months is the presence of illness. It has gotten so much worse over the years. Working with mothers, it is a nonstop battle ignoring any comments about a “stomach bug” that’s “going around.” Those are my least favorite phrases to be honest with you.
There are things that I use to prevent illness, most of which are homeopathy based, and I will share those in a later post. I have already started using Thieves oil on the bottoms of my feet to try to prevent illness. Even if it doesn’t do anything, which I think it does do something, it makes me feel better. I also rely a lot on hand sanitizer and hand washing as well as vitamins and supplements. I make certain that I drink at least 80 oz of water throughout the work day to keep my membranes hydrated and ready to fight disease. Lysol wipes make a sudden and strong appearance in my life too. I use these already, but I use them like crazy around the office and my home.
I am going to try to tell myself that this fall and winter are going to be different. I’m going to be healthy and happy and not constantly worrying about getting ill. As of right now, I’m dreading it because of all the reasons above. It’s time for me to find the things I used to be in love with about these months, like the beautiful leaves, the smell of fall, pumpkins and hot cider. I love all the smells of these months, like the spices, especially ginger and cinnamon. Cuddling with my cat and K on those cold, snowy days when we are trapped inside because the weather is too bad. It’s time to stop worrying and to just appreciate the life that I have. Although this is easier said than done, it’s what I am going to strive for in the upcoming months.
It’s good to know that I will have K and of course, my cuddly, adorable little kitten that loves me unconditionally.
He is always following me around 😉
Thanks for reading!