Now That Fall Is 'Unofficially' Here ...

Canada
September 3, 2008 1:26am CST
In my part of the world, I always view the day after Labour Day as the end of summer. I know it's not really the last day, but still it always ushers in a time of change for me. This year, my daughter is entering her senior year in high school (grade 12). This is so hard to believe for both of us, as we don't know where the years have gone. It seems like yesterday, that she was just entering high school. It'll be a year of important decisions. What about you? Does the day after Labour Day bring about big changes each year? Do you have kids just starting, or finishing school? Maybe a new career direction for you, etc., or plans to relocate? Possibly other changes?
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@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
4 Sep 08
This year Fall is coming at a time when I'm working hard to make lifestyle changes in regards to my health. I've started working out more, changing my eating habits and I've started working part time. It's my favorite time of the year so I'm hoping I get to take time to enjoy it. [b]**AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~[/b]
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• Canada
4 Sep 08
Hi twoey, Good for you. That really is a lot of change. I really enjoy the fall too (weather wise), and hope we have lots of bright sunny days this year. I love the autumn colours. Thanks for your response.
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@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
3 Sep 08
It actually brought about a giant change this year, what with my daughter starting college. I always look forward to the Unofficial beginning to fall, because I know that soon the cooler weather will be here. LOL
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• Canada
3 Sep 08
Hi Carryl, In another year I'll be able to relate to this. Did your daughter move away to attend college? That's right, you have so much humidity there. Enjoy the cooler weather. Thanks for sharing. Hugs.
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@weemam (13389)
3 Sep 08
It is dark here by 8 pm now :( summer has gone , what little we have had pal , Mine are all past school age and OUR eldest Granddaughter is off to her second year ant University pal so I know just what you mean about time flying :) xx
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• Canada
3 Sep 08
Hi weemam, It's starting to get dark a lot sooner here too now, and I can't say I like this. I know what you mean. My niece has just started her fourth year of university. She's taking a fifth, due to her special arts program that she's in. They grow up so quickly. Thanks so much for your response. It's always great to see you. xxx
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• Canada
3 Sep 08
Yes Mom! Today My boy starts Senior Kindergarten and next year will be big for him and me...Grade one! The years do just fly right by.... He is so excited for school this morning! He can't wait LOL He has been up since about 5:30 but laid in bed with me for a bit (Thankfully) Anyhow I just wanted to wish your daughter all the best... I know she will succeed in what ever she decides to do and where ever life takes her! HUGS ~Heavens~
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• Canada
3 Sep 08
Hi heavens, I'm so happy to hear that he's excited about school. That's great. Please give him a big hug and a kiss for me. It seems the older we/I get, the faster the years fly. My daughter left for school this morning, with butterflies in her stomach. She remarked to me, that she can't believe she's in grade 12. She's planning on making a guidance appointment this week, to discuss which courses she should be taking, in order to prepare for post secondary school. Thanks for the vote of confidence for her here. I certainly do hope and pray, that this is the case. I thought I'd be 'busier on here' today, if you catch my drift. So many changes in the wind with this too, unless things pick up now that summer's past (for some). Can't be sure about this though. Anyway, thanks so much for sharing here. I really do appreciate it. Take care. Love and Hugs.
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• Canada
3 Sep 08
Of course she will succeed in whatever she chooses to do! Her future is bright and you have done a wonderful job of raising her As for my boy he was at school for the WHOLE day and had a great time! I hope this is going to remain the case for the entire year ~Heavens~
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• Canada
3 Sep 08
Thanks. She just has three classes this semester, and the fourth is a spare. She said her day was just okay, but it always takes awhile for her to adjust again. I'm glad your boy was there all day. You'll have to let me know, how things worked out regarding his aid.
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• United States
14 Sep 08
Yes I consider it end of summer. It has been hot here in this part of CA. We are back in the 100's again this last week. Today it only got to 90 with a breeze which is nice. With the short days my pool is to cool to swim in but it has been hot during the day does not make sense. It has been cooling off at night which is nice.
• Canada
15 Sep 08
Hi teapotmom, Wow. That really is hot. Actually Sunday was quite humid again here too. We had rain on and off all day, and it's supposed to rain today too. We've had so much rain this summer, and the trend seems to be continuing. Thanks for sharing. Take care.
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• United States
20 Sep 08
The weather has sure cooled off now. It is 76 now @ 2:31 pacific time on Saturday afternoon. I have the house opened up with a nice breeze going through it. I love this type of weather.
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• Canada
21 Sep 08
Same here, and colder weather on the way. I'm not a big fan of winter anymore, especially once the holiday season is over.
• United States
15 Sep 08
About the only Labour Day change that I see around here is that the neighborhood pool closes for the season.
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• Canada
16 Sep 08
Hi hellsangel, I'm assuming this neighbourhood pool is an outdoor one? If so, is it because it's too cold to keep an outdoor pool open, after Labour Day, where you are? Thanks for sharing here. Take care.
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
13 Sep 08
Hello again Well my Kids left School a while ago and do you know I can not believe that it has been nearly 5 years since my Youngest left School I wonder a lot of times where the Years have gone and why it seems to be going faster each Year So no nothing special or changes happening for me
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• Canada
13 Sep 08
I know what you mean. The time really does seem to go by much quicker, the older we get. I can remember it taking 'forever' for special events, when I was a kid. It seemed like birthdays, and Christmas, would never come, but now ... Thanks once again. Hugs.