It usually start some time around mid September, but for sure by the first of October- I am wishing for fall. This year in an attempt to control the uncontrollable I have decide to start acting like it is fall despite the daily reminder of upper 80s temperatures that we aren't there yet. I have given up my shorts, carpis, and summer dresses and have settled nicely into my jeans, I would do the same for my children except I think some would consider this child abuse. I have also started adding fall items into our weekly meal plan. Two weeks ago it was carrot cheddar soup, last week tomato basil soup and then yesterday I had a fall cooking frenzy. The boys picked all the basil from our yard and I made pesto to freeze for the winter. I also made a pumpkin puree from my BAM pumpkin, who knew it would make like 6 cups, so that's when I had to get creative. We made 2 batches pumpkin pecan cookies, 3 loaves coconut pumpkin bread, roasted pumpkin seeds, a pumpkin apple smoothie, and still froze a cup of the puree. Peter even ran to Starbucks and got a pumpkin latte, apparently it brings out the flavors. Then for dinner we had roasted sweet potato fries. If it weren't for the almost unbearable heat from the oven being on all day I would have sworn fall was here. I think I have done my part, now I will try to wait patiently.