There seems to be something really odd going on with time, lately. In part, I blame the weather for this, but mainly I blame weird marketing and such.
You see, it was really warm last week - the first week of September - and so it felt like it was still summer. But this weekend it is really cool, making it feel more like the first week of October.
Christopher and I went to a birthday party tonight held in a neighbor's backyard - and although I was comfortable in shorts and a long-sleeve shirt, by the time we were leaving, they had turned on a propane heater in the yard because people were getting cold. If they had had it last weekend, they'd have needed extra ice and fans, instead.
But - even more than that - there is the fact that we're already getting pushed toward Halloween. The grocery stores are full of Halloween candy and ephemera. Even if I didn't hate Halloween, I would still think this is way too early.
That's how I feel about the fact that I'm already seeing some pushes for Christmas.
It all just makes me want to unplug from the world - or else plug in an iron to smooth the calendar back out.