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Flip-Flops in October



When I started this blog, I had no idea how many posts I would write about the weather. It seems like a mundane topic, but it really has been the cause of so much of the activities and moods of our lives around this house lately. It is all around us, setting the tone for our days. Weather has been a driving force for humankind since we began, dictating the rhythms we live by, and the preparations we make. So, despite the cliche of talking about the weather as idle chit-chat, it really is often worth mentioning and admiring.

As a diagnosed sufferer of Seasonal Affective Disorder, the weather can really impact my day-to-day life. The sun brings me terrific energy, while a gloomy day can make me lethargic and melancholy. Typically, this time of year is very hard for me, as the Maine autumn brings more darkness to the days, and often frost and chill. This year, however, has been a whole different story.

I am afraid I may be jinxing us all by writing this out, but how glorious this weather has been lately! Maine has set some new records. Into the eighties in October! Who would have guessed? I am truly thankful for these days, and I am trying to make the most of them by getting our bodies outside into the day whenever I can.

Thank you Mother Nature!

Note: As I prepare to publish this post, I am finding out rain is on the way. A week’s worth. Well, perhaps I did jinx us all? That won’t stop me from feeling overwhelming thankfulness for the beauty we have had.


Author: thismummaslife

I am a Mumma, Wife and part-time Assistant Children's Librarian. I want this blog to be a collection of moments from daily life that may inspire or be relatable. Please feel free to leave me comments, thoughts, feedback or stories from your own life.

4 thoughts on “Flip-Flops in October

  1. We got sunburned this past weekend here in Pennsylvania! Even up north at my parent’s cabin it was in the eighties! But, as you said, it’s raining today. I think that the weather is not so mundane a topic at all. My husband is a weather channel addict, and I can’t say that I usually mind.

  2. Do you remember there were snow flurries last October ? (At least out my way in MA). This weather is incredible, I’ll take anything I don’t have to shovel. See? I do it too. Normally I wouldn’t talk about the weather, but get me started on the subject and I never stop.

    • I heard a chance of snow is in the forecast for the end of the month, so I am just trying to make the most of the warmth we have. I remember one year, taking my little brother trick or treating with a couple inches on the ground.

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