Today it is raining and cool. I slept in long-sleeved shirt under covers last night, and get to wear jeans and a sweater today. After months of trying to stay cool, it is marvelous to actually be chilly. I was wakened by thunder early this morning, and it wasn't too hot to enjoy a perfect apple croissant and coffee this afternoon. All I want to eat is bacon and popcorn and pie. All I want to do is buy school supplies and tights and stockpile gourds. I am ready to can peach jam, ready to buy boxes of apples, ready to smell autumn and simmer soup.