Ahhh September – What will you bring us this year?

I’m sitting here wondering if anyone else is glad that the days of summer are coming to a close and autumn is peeking it’s head around the corner. I want to take time to enjoy the next few weeks before winter starts to rear it’s ugly head and make us long for summer again.

Unlike many, I enjoy the fall and don’t really mind the winter – except when there is ice and slush on the ground. I am looking forward to bringing my sweaters out of the storage containers and have already begun putting a few decorations out – but not too many – I am also trying to simplify things – a.k.a. time to start throwing some of this stuff out.

I look forward to football games, nights of hot bowls of chili, homemade soups, stews, baking, and snuggling on the couch with my favorite blanket and some hot chocolate. I look forward to not having to run the AC and lower electric bills.

I just have to remember to be in the moment and savor each day because before we know it we’ll be making our lists, checking them twice, and trying to figure out how we’re going to find extra money to pay for those gifts!!! And on that note, how crazy is it that some stores have Halloween and Thanksgiving items on one side of the isle and Christmas items on the other??? I wonder if they’ll take it to the next level and do a Valentines / Easter combo one isle over?