Maybe I'm part vampire.
I loathe the sun. The summer heat saps my energy and the humidity makes me nauseous.
When June arrived, I kept telling myself if I can just make it through the next several months I'll be okay. Working multiple jobs and being tired all the time becomes even worse when Chicago summers hit.
It's about a twenty-minute walk to the crafts store I work at and then another 20 minutes from there to my city job. People would give me odd looks (like I was a martian) for wearing my hooded jacket on those 90-degree days to help block out the harsh sunlight.
It was NOT fun!
But that's all changed now. For you see yesterday marked the first day of Autumn.
Gone are the packed trains with families going to every museum. No more youngsters taking over the Loop now that school is back in session. Gone are the concerts, festivals, and parades drawing all those crowds. And the drunk Cubs fans--ugh!--good riddance!
Now when I visit Buckingham Fountain the tourists are mostly gone and I have it all to myself.
No more humidity, intense heat, or burning sun to seek shelter from....and I couldn't be happier!
Bring on those foggy mornings and cool, cloudy days. Gray skies that could rain at any moment.
Ahh, how I LOVE fall weather.....
So here's a little song for you, summer. I won't miss you one bit.
Goodbye to you!