Thank you, Clumsy. I would only add:
Happy Christmas countdown to all the Yule-obsessed! Today is August 25, four months until Christmas today!
The Ber Months begin seven days from now. Summer's been brutally hot here in the South: time for a temperature down-turn and some more civilized climate.
So everybody: get excited, think about turkey (deep fried?), ham, fruitcake, rum, and eggnog. Think about snow, scarves, mittens, and pinched noses. Think about fires, dark drinks, steaming mugs of chocolate, and deep armchairs in the firelight.
Think about wool.