Monday, September 14, 2015

#MicroblogMondays: Suddenly, September

Suddenly, it's mid-September.

How did this happen??

The neighbourhood kids are back at school.

Last Monday, it felt like 40C (104F) when the humidity was factored in. :p  (I refused to leave my air-conditioned house.) Yesterday, it got up to just 13C (about 55F).  When we went out, I had to forgo my beloved capris & sandals and don long jeans, shoes, socks and a jacket, for the first time in months. 

We had the comforter on our bed last night (also for the first time in months), and when we woke up this morning, it was just 19C (67F) in the house.  Brrrr!!

The morning light filtering into our bedroom has a different quality, somehow.

There are already tinges of red and gold on the leaves of some of the trees.

Summer went by way too fast. And I'm not sure I'm ready for what comes next...!

You can find more of this week's #MicroblogMondays posts here.     


  1. 19 degs in the house in the morning? That would be normal for us in the summer! Can you tell I really don't like the heat - not too much, not all the time?

    1. Funny how 67F outside is pleasant, but inside it feels chilly! We keep the a/c at about 73F in the summer, and the heat at about 70-71F in the winter.

    2. I often think that I'm coldest on cool summer mornings, because I can't bring myself to put on socks or a sweatshirt, and definitely not the heater. Your temperatures would be about the same as I would tolerate, except that we don't have air-conditioning. Generally it isn't needed, though our bedroom is for some reason the hottest room in the house! (Sigh, heat rises).

      Question: In your post you used Celsius, but in your response you used Fahrenheit. Which one is used in Canada? Or are both?

    3. @Mali: Celsius/metric is the official measurement system in Canada, has been since the mid-1970s. I was about 12 or 13 when we made the switch, and I think a lot of people of my generation still switch back & forth between the systems. I tend to think in terms of ounces & pounds vs grams & kilos, for example (and I think most people still do, when they talk about their own body weight) -- and find myself converting kilometres in my head to miles when we're travelling. Dh & I have always used the Fahrenheit setting for our thermostat -- although we are pretty comfortable using & thinking in Celsius terms when looking at the weather, and knowing what it means. Of course, our proximity to the States means we still see & hear Fahrenheit temps being used on TV, etc., and I find myself providing conversions for my American friends when I write/talk about the weather.

  2. Yeah, I'm trying to figure out how that happened too. Time is moving far too fast.

  3. As I was driving through a beautiful tree lined neighborhood earlier today I had many of the same thoughts. It was 55F (13C) when we woke up on Sunday....I took the dog for a walk in shorts and a t-shirt and thought it felt wonderful. Hubs insisted we put the flannel sheets on the bed though. But now it's hot again. Ugh.

  4. Yep, comforter on! Flannel Pjs, yup. Yoga pants - on!

  5. Fall is here too! The rains have come and there is a definite chill in the air. I'm still fighting it a bit by wearing skirts, with leggings. :)

    Being from the US, I grew up with Fahrenheit, miles, pounds, etc. But after moving to Finland 16 years ago, I've gotten used to Celsius, kilos and such. However, I pick and choose which to use. Celsius for temps all the way, it just makes sense. However, I go back and forth from kilos and pounds for my weight. And whenever I have to drive somewhere, just tell me how long it takes to get there, I don't care about the actual mileage. :D