"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ode To Summer

AAAAHHH (big sigh) As the summer of '07 winds down, let me take a deep breath and drink in the last of the warm days without the hustle of the previous months' weight upon my shoulders (another big sigh ... aaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh) I'M A SURVIVOR! (barely)

With the kids heading back to school next week ... and the prospect of routine, routine, boring, lovely, much needed routine, I'm loving the thought. This new season (fall) that is soon to be here is my all time favorite time of the year. Preparing for winter, gathering pantry items, making a nice nest for the family, and tooling around town without worry of everyone's schedules is my driving force to sanity. There is so much to look forward to: warm fires, hot cocoa, leisurely visits with hubby and soldier boy. A good book, baking cookies, scents of pot roast and cold weather food wafting through the house.

Farewell summer
hello fall, my dear old friend!

"Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise!"
Proverbs 6:6 (NIV)

Just for laughs - a recent google search for "something's eating my roses" landed this link to my blog:
  1. Take time to smell the roses today ... stop eating deer poop" ... Something's Screwy. April (10) Sunday Dinner At Grandma's. Excuse My Absence ...
    scentedgeranium.blogspot.com - 106k -


Margie said...

i love summer, but I really really love fall. I even like raking leaves!! I can't wait to make homemade applesauce!

Pat said...

Just reading your post today makes me exhale and relax - even if only momentarily! I thrive on the routine and lately life hasn't been very routine. I too look forward to the fall, and even (surprise!) a little bit of winter!
Time to dust off that soup pot!!!

Sara said...

mmm, i'm with you sister!

Maggie Ann said...

Yes, fall IS a cozy time of year..I'm glad I finally got over here to visit you...you've made saying goodbye to summer a little easier. I hope you have a tranquil & lazy day autumn. =)

Mrs. Darling said...

Kids heading back to school? Sounds lovely but it wont be happening here. Im heading into a busy time so I guess I'll just come here and visit you when it gets too rushed!

Constance said...

I too am a Fall person! The thought of sweater weather, pumpkins, crisp apples, fires in the fireplace, soup on the stove, the aroma of brown fallen leaves...oh wait! I'm in Texas! I guess the brown leaves are from lack of water and excess heat! Still, I can dream. Fall temps usually hit around December and January!

Jada's Gigi said...

I love love the fall too! and what a n awesome pic in your blog today. Like you, I long for the freedom of no ones schedule but my own! but I'm not giving up summer just yet..we'll be warm here for several more weeks...just as the calendar says...Sept 23rd..by then I'll definitley be in the mood. :)

Terry said...

Aw Mrs. Mac!!
Am I just imagining it or are you wishing for WINTER??
Please tell me it is not so!
After that remark you gave me on my blog, didn't we get a few cool days and now the leaves are starting to change?
Oh for another month of summer..
But it is not going to happen!!
Oh well I guess a little fall will be nice..
Oh if only we could skip he winter though...Ha!!...love Terry

Jim said...

Well, M&M, that Google search was really good. Should I check it out myself to see if you changed a FEW words here and there?
I change my fortune cookie blurbs when I read them at the table. But NOT my Google reports.

I'm glad to see you back and blogging, writing AND reading and commenting!

You should enjoy your freedom, this will be your last year of it.
When DH retires he will upset your whole routine. He will drink coffe and read the paper in the morning. You will want to get up early and do things, but you'll end up drinking coffee and reading the paper unless you are careful.

He will sleep later, but you can't during the school year. He will want to do things and go places with with you, you were planning on "a good book, baking cookies, scents of pot roast and cold weather food wafting through the house."

Remember when Terry was injured and couldn't do morning things with her hubby he started going to MacDonalds with his cronies for breakfast and coffee.
Your best bet will be to get him a blog to tend.