Wednesday, October 22, 2014

pick a season any season

Martin:  Hey, you got a text message, want me to read it?

Me: Sure.

Martin: It says , "Welcome back to (name of local mom's group)! We will be meeting at the regular time and place. Our topic for this meeting: Fighting Fall Depression!

Me: Fall Depression?! Who ever heard of such a thing? I love Fall! The holidays, the food, the scents. The changing leaves...Fall has all the best stuff!!!

Martin: Well, I think they just mean fighting the "depression" of summer being over. You know, it gets darker and it rains more. It gets colder. It's sort of a harbinger of things to come...

Me: You know what? What the heck is wrong with the Poles?! They have depression in Fall because Winter is coming. They have depression in Winter because Winter is here and it's cold and icy, and they have depression in Spring because Winter is melting and makes the world slushy. They only like Summer when the temperature is between 75 and 80 otherwise it's too cold for it to be real Summer, and too hot to be comfortable!!!  When are they not depressed by the freakin' seasons?! They should just rename the meeting: Fighting Depression year round!

Martin: Soooooo, you gonna go?

Me: Heck no, sounds depressing.


  1. Silly, silly. :)

    It's true though: the band for weather/season tolerance (if not to say preference) is incredibly narrow. What can I say, we demand satisfaction.

  2. Okay, Poles complain too much about the weather, I know and I hate it. BUT, let's be honest: what do you know about fall - Texan girl? I mean fall without Thanksgiving and Halloween, fall wet, and gloomy, and cold (with the perspective of few next months to be the same or even worse)?
    We homeschooling mothers are priviliged. When the weather is awful, we can sit at cozy homes and sip hot cocoa/tea or whatever and order groccery via internet. Would you like fall if you had to leave your house every morning between six and seven a.m. then travel to work by bus or tram, spend there 8 hours and come back home late afternoon (again bus or tram?). It's dark when you leave and it's dark when you come back - what's to like about it? Everything is about perspective ;)
    I hope, I answered your question: 'What the heck is wrong with the Poles?!'
    Magda :)

    1. Well, you answered one facet of my question... one down, one thousand to go... ;)

      So what you're really saying is... "just wait, you too will one day be depressed by Fall." ;) OR, maybe Poles should add a couple more holidays to their Fall repertoire...hmmm... spice things up a bit?

      I just can't stand for Fall to be picked on like this! All the negative things you said are way worse in winter! You can't be depressed by Fall AND Winter, you have to pick one. Fall at least has pretty leaves! In America, even in Texas, we have the post-Christmas depression. That's what our meetings are about...

      “I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”
      ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

      Ugh. Don't remind me about Halloween. Since we're the only ones around here who care about it, and this year we are so busy, I am kind of hoping it will pass by before anyone notices. This kind of hurts my heart a little, but I'm just too exhausted to try to pull something together in 3 days...

  3. Autumn is Kyle's favorite season and it was mine in Chicago as well because of the colors and the cool but not yet frigid temperatures that justified hot cocoa and pumpkin spice lattes. It's true you have to embrace the present when the cold months hit. Have you culled together your ingredients for Thanksgiving yet? Can I send you something?