By JOHN E. BIALAS
Broadmoor Bureau Chief
It’s the eve of September and it means a lot to you.
It means going to The Dollar Tree for autumnal designs, Halloween candy and Thanksgiving decorations.
It means rushing to Hobby Lobby in hopes of loading up on Christmas decor.
It means coming up with a list of easy dishes you can make for Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving, and you shop at Rouses for some ideas.
It means you are ready to rock October with haunted houses, corn mazes, scary makeup and horror movies.
It means dreaming of your first Pumpkin Latte of the season while you are in the Starbucks drive-thru.
It means Christmas planning and sips of hot chocolate. Letters to Santa and wish lists for family and friends.
It means you want to clean the fireplace, even though your AC might keep going full blast through Oct. 1.
You forget that you live in South Mississippi. You forget about the Labor Day weekend and the baseball and football that go with it. You want to bypass it all.
It’s Aug. 31. September eve. Almost 90 degrees, but change is coming.
Happy fall, y’all!