1) This is the 1st of September, what do you want to accomplish by the 31st?
Not mess up at my new job. Be used to getting up early, get there on time every day, and do a good job for the school. It's an intstitution I really believe in, which is why I'm so thrilled to be working there.2) What does September make you think about or feel?
I have a long history of September anxiety...bad dreams before school starts of being required to be in two or three places at once and fulfill other impossible requirements while eveybody seems to have no idea why it's a problem.... On the other hand, I love September weather. Cool in the morning, but warm enough for shorts later in the day.3) September is the ninth month; can you name nine memories so far from this year?
Holding my nephew, on New Year's Day, when he was less than a day old.
Visiting the Jiffy Mix tour at the Chelsea Milling Company in Chelsea, Michigan with my older daughter.
Holding my younger daughter when she came out of ear tube surgery and was groggy and cranky.
Holding my niece, the first one related to me by blood, not marriage.
Being beaten in the Ticket to Ride Final at Origins by my husband. Barely. He got lucky. ;-)
Running crazily around my house when I found out that Howard Jones would be holding a concert at a venue only an hour from my house.
Being thrilled to be hired at my daughter's school.
Helping my summer camp students perform the sign language version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears for their parents.
Going to see Cars at the first show on the first day with my older daughter.4) What does September have in common with three other months and can you name them?
Is this a brain-teaser type question? To me, it's a transition month so it has parallels in January and June...but maybe that's too University of Michigan centric, since those are when the terms start. On the brainteaser side, it's one of the misnumbered months (Sept = 7) that resulted from the historical changing of the calendar. Once upon a time March was considered the start of the year, so September, October, November and December used to be the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th months, as is reflected in their names. (Octa = 8, Nov = 9, Deca = 10) This actually screws me up every year. For some reason I always start writing October dates with "8/." I know exactly why, but it's still kinda embarassing.5) The first weekend in September signals the end of summer for many even though it doesn’t really end for weeks. When does summer end for you?
All the seasons don't so much end as give way to the next. September is partly Summer and partly Autumn. Summer 'ends' for me after the last bought of hot weather, or so-called "Indian Summer," which is often in late September around here, but varies.