this Doctor Who creeped me out!)
I feel the undeniable need to purchase large quantities of pumpkins and squash and dried corn. I want to make (vegan) fudge, and pop popcorn, and watch It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, because that is what we do in the fall.
The only problem is...it isn't fall. It isn't time yet.
And yet...I feel it so strongly. So let me make my prediction now, on the record, and come Spring we will see if there was any truth to the instinct: I predict a bad winter. I believe the snow and ice and cold will take us by surprise. I predict that you should stockpile your toilet paper now, to avoid a last minute convergence at the nearly-barren stores once "they" decide that perhaps the storm is a bit stronger than they originally anticipated. I suggest that, perhaps, if you have a few extra dollars in your budget, you might consider getting a few more canned goods, or dried beans, or rice...
As for me, I will endeavor to hold off another week or two before I start breaking out the carefully packed boxes of autumnal glory. And I will try not to complain TOO much about the 100+ degree temperatures, because I think that once the snow starts to fall we might actually miss it...just a bit...as we thaw our toes before the fire.