The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

I’d like to talk more about the topic from yesterday, but not right now. Writing that, and thinking about those things, put me in a weird mood, and I’d prefer to enjoy the rest of my day. Hey, I’m glad I talked about the topic as much as I did!

So what should we talk about today? How about the weather; that’s always a good change of subject, right?

I love the weather this time of year. It’s starting to cool off, which means ample opportunity to curl up under covers with a good book or entertainment of choice. But at the same time, it’s not too cold that you can’t wander outside in just a long-sleeved shirt. Autumn weather occupies a Goldilocks Zone for me: not too hot, not too cold, but just right.

I being able to wander outside in the sunlight and not feel like I’m baking; as a pasty white nerd, I don’t get out nearly enough, so this time of year feels great. I’ll admit to liking it a few degrees cooler as a general rule, as well. Growing up, my bedroom at my parents’ house was in the basement, which was always a few degrees cooler. Always. This was great in the summer (in fact, I think my dad still has his office downstairs for much the same reason), but could be problematic in the winter. But fall? During fall it was just cool enough that I could be comfortable with a light bundling, like a fuzzy blanket.

My bedroom is my current apartment is also in the basement, so I get much of the same effect. Of course, Colorado being Colorado, the weather isn’t the most consistent. It could be 50 degrees one day just to shoot back up into the 90’s over the weekend. So I enjoy the cool temperatures while I can.

I also enjoy the rain we’ve been getting. While too little sunlight can make me a little SAD, it’s definitely a nice change of pace from our state’s ever-present sun. It reminds me of the Pacific Northwest. Fun fact: I almost went to college in Seattle! Of course, that was back when I was still an overachieving high school student that planned on pursuing a dual science major.

Anyway, long story short, I like this time of year. I should remember to enjoy it more often.