"By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer."
- Helen Hunt Jackson
I can see by the blogs I've been reading today, that I'm not the only one still suffering from a Summer cold that just won't let go. Coupled with an impromptu trip with my neices, playing catch up at my bookkeeping job and trying to find enough energy to work the Saturday markets - I've had a hard time posting here in the last few weeks. When I do finally sit down, it's usually to watch another episode of The Office on DVD, because all the laughing really does make me feel better!
Another thing that makes me happy is that Autumn has finally arrived here in the Valley. Although we've had some warm days, the nights are getting consistently cooler, and one of the large trees by the river where I walk is turning a gorgeous shade of golden yellow.
I'm snapping up the Halloween magazines at the grocery store and starting to haul out the Fall decorations. My neices go back to school on Tuesday, and we are going to spend the weekend at the farmers market and do some last minute back-to-school strategizing.
My birthday is coming up mid-month, and I have a few outings planned with my girlfriends. I will try to remember to bring my camera with me and get pics of our adventures.
September is always when I seem to come alive again after the heat of the Summer. This is when I come back home to myself again. I'm really looking forward to seeing what will unfold during this wonderful month. I will keep you posted!