Friday, September 26, 2008

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My Ideal Year:  
1. All together skip January.  What a terrible month this is.  Why would you keep January?  This is the month I have to adjust to my husband being gone constantly, the weather is lame, and Christmas is over.  It's only redeeming quality was Martin Luther King Day but since I'm no longer in school this is not as exciting as it formally was.  (Forgive my extreme lack of respect for using this day to escape an education I should have been appreciating and not celebrating a great man.)  Also, my apologies go to my father, for he will no longer have a birthday.
2.  February is a tough one.  I cannot skip it completely because you have Valentine's Day.  Although notoriously an unfortunate day for me, I am determined.  Last year was much better and I very much look forward to when Elizabeth starts school and I have a good excuse to adorn my heart with lace and pearls.
3.  So we skip from Valentine's/President's Day Weekend to March 2oth.  Ah, springtime.  One could not skip this time of year.  The turning from winter to spring is something I will have been longing for for at least 3 months.  The blossoms peek out from their bud cocoons, the birds start chirping, and I slowly day by day tip toe out from hibernating to enjoy the transformation.
4.  I would then transport myself to April.  April is a pleasant month.  I love the rain.  I think I could live out every day of April in happiness.  
5.  Jumping next to memorial day weekend.  This long weekend always seems to be the source of some of the most fun times of the year.  Why, I'm not sure.  Maybe it's linked to the nostalgia of school getting out and the smell of summer upon us.  I like summer.
6.  But only till about...here, July 4th, with the exception of my mother's birthday.  So I'll go through June celebrate a few birthdays of note and overdosing on the pool and anything sweet and cold.  Celebrate July 4th with the greatest rodeo on earth...although Rob is a perennial scrooge of all things holidays...and skip to the end of August.
7.  Oh sweet August you have arrived.  Memories of wonderfully awful summer camps, family reunions, and newly sharpened pencils.  My birthday of coarse makes this a great time to be alive.  Followed quickly by our anniversary.  Lovely.  August I couldn't skip you, who else has two full moons?
8.  Which brings me to September and October.  Autumn.  Let me count the ways...this is the belt to my slacks, the shell to my turtle, the bananas to my french toast!!  Sitting on the porch on a crisp rainy day, reading and drinking cider.  This is what my heaven will be like.  I think I should move to Washington where, unlike here, this is not the exception but the rule.  Among all the glory of leaves changing, football games, the first snow, and Halloween, we also have my hubby's birthday...which I just might enjoy more than he does.
9.  So we skip from October 25th to November 25th.  My sisters birthday followed or preceded closely by a wonderful face stuffing, thanks giving, turkey roasting, pumpkin loving holiday.  Then bring on the bevy of birthdays.  
10.  Lastly we leave out the dreary early weeks of December that just taunt and torment you in a lethargic count down to The Most Wonderful Tiiiiime of the Year.  Where we spend way too much money and time totally forgetting the meaning of Christmas.  But ahh, how I love it.  I cannot tell a lie.  Who doesn't love getting bundled up to go ice skating with hot cocoa.  Or decorating the tree!  Or just spending time with our loved ones singing silly carols and stuffing stockings.  What a splendid way to end the year. 
So Autumn, although some mourn the loss of summer, I embrace you and will revel in my most beloved time of the year.  If anyone loves it as much as I do, come over, and I'll make you fresh wassail.

6 comments:

Esther Noelle said...

Hello there Sarah!! How fun you found our blog. We're not from Colorado - Rob went to the same high school as O.A.R. and has been in love with them since 9th grade! :) He'll be happy to know you are a fan too.

And so I see lots of branch people on your blog I'll have to blog stalk them - and ps, how do you know Steve & Dayna Magleby? They are from our stake back in MD! Random again!!!

justin said...

January is a very terrible month and the only reason i would keep it is b/c my birthday is on the 5th...so maybe just have 5 days of it being bitterly cold and then skip to April!
Anyways thanks so much for the advice. I will have to go check out those books! I cant believe your doing this P90X!! It is hard! what day are you on?? I just did two days and already my body feels soo stiff! But I will keep with it and see what happens!! -Marin

The Lyons Family said...

You are so funny! I actually love all the seasons cause there really is just something great about them all(I guess that's why I love Boise so much). But I wanted to tell you, you are an amazing writer, even just in these little blogs you write, they are worded great and I enjoy reading them so much! :)

Shanicherie said...

Yes I am totally serious about the "Megan's" on my list, funny huh? Hope you guys are doing great!

Josh, Cami, Brody and Brooklyn said...

Oh Sarah!!!! I am so glad you commented on my blog. Your little girl is BEAUTIFUL. How are you?! I was just thinking about you the other day and how much I miss you. I was thinking back to how adorable you are and how you helped me get all dolled up for my first date with Josh in the canyon. You have to email me your address so I can send your little girl some lovin. She is really a doll. Being a mommy is so fun, huh? We are now in Virginia at medical school. I have to say its a lot harder than I thought it would be leaving Utah and going so far away for medical school. Not to mention all Josh does is study. But I am making friends and learning to love it. I miss the Utah fall though. It is still 80 degrees here and I am sick of summer. Well I totally miss you and love you. I would love to catch up with you. I will give you a call sometime. Please do email me your address though. My email is camreebingham@hotmail.com. Tell Rob hi for us.

Lauren said...

What a great post! I loved reading every word of it and I have to say that what you just described as your ideal year is not too different from mine. You have a way of putting things just right. I think that you're a very good writer and I love reading your posts. You never cease to bring a smile to my face. You and I have a date next fall on your porch for some fresh wassail.