It’s almost fall, as we’re already in mid-September! Sure hasn’t felt like the seasons are anywhere close to changing, at least around here anyway. Locally in the Chicago area, the temps got as high as 96 degrees this week, accompanied by the requisite high humidity. Felt like a muggy, swampy late June week here for a few days this week.
Honestly, I’m not complaining, since in a matter of a few months thermometer readings will nosedive and snow will be a regular part of the mix. I’ll take the warm weather, and not complain about it. Especially since by January, many people in cold weather locales (like here) get stir crazy and plan expensive trips to warm weather places. Go figure 🙂
In between now and then is the great season called fall – or autumn, if you prefer. We do get four seasons around here, and fall is one I personally enjoy. The weather gets crisp and leaves change colors. Football is here to entertain on weekends, and so is fantasy football. It’s back to school for kids, and there are all kinds of school activities/conferences (I actually really enjoy those).
As I’ve written about before, there are some fun fall traditions we like to enjoy – one of which is apple picking! There’s just something about going out to an apple orchard and celebrating the season on a cool day, picking apples. If you live in the city or suburbs, it can be good once in a while to actually go out to the country and pick your food from the source. Within the next week or two, hopefully we’ll be kicking off fall by doing just that.
How about you? Do you have any fall traditions that you’ll be partaking in the upcoming season?
Favorites From Around the Blogosphere
Here are some recent posts from a few personal finance blogs I follow. Good reads!
The Costco $10 Rule and Other Bulk Buying Tips at Money Beagle
Graduate Debt Free at Free Money Minute
How Amazing is Your Fabulous Life? Understanding What Is FOMO at Financial Samurai
Our 2013 Cruise – A Little More Sedate than Expected at Budgeting in the Stuff
Don’t be a Part-Time Lover of Frugality at Frugal Confessions
Backup Your Data! at The Amateur Financier
Installment Loan Money Trap at My Money Counselor