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Good morning friends, I hope that you had a wonderful and long Labor Day weekend. It was beautiful here, the weather is getting cooler, leaves are starting to drop and every day we are one step closer to Fall. I know that many people love summer but Fall is the season that makes me the happiest. I feel giddy thinking about all of the things I have on my bucket list.
I had my first Granny Smith apple of the season: the crisp skin, the crunch as I took the first bit, the sweet and tart flavors and the juice as it dripped down my hand transported me back to days gone by picking apples with my siblings and left a smile o my face all day long. I cannot wait to pick out my pumpkins, to drink apple cider and eat my first bowl of homemade chili, to make donuts and my grandmother’s slab apple pie.
I’ve been redecorating the house, pulling things out of closets, moving things from one room to the other and rethinking the use of several rooms in the house, especially the ones we have never really used. Almost like moving into a new house but better because I already know all of the quirks of this one. We have decided to postpone our move for at least another year because the house we wanted sold, then we were in a bidding war for a house that had been on the market for a year, was bigger than our current house with a stream a pond and a huge yard(thank God for small miracles) that we lost because we stopped bidding. We were only trying to make that house “work” because we had a great offer on our house but in the end it all worked out as God intended.
This week our fence goes up and the new deck gets its lattice, both projects that are months behind schedule because of Covid-19.
We are making plans for a few road trips around the state to make up for the trips that we canceled. Historic houses, ferry rides, and the stunning colors of Fall.
I’ve been taking long hot baths before bed, shutting off my computer after work and spending more time in the evening relaxing, reading and enjoying listening to old playlists of my favorite classical music.
I hope that you find yourself slowing down as the new season approaches, take time to “feather your nest”, stock up on all of your favorite things and get ready forFall. Instead of dreading Fall and winter why not find ways to make it your new favorite time or at the very least a little more bearable.
Have a wonderful day friends.