September 5, 2011


It's September 5th and I have my windows open. (This is a very big deal if you live in my part of Texas this time of year). I am enjoying the breeze blowing through the house and smelling fresh air.
It was in the 80's yesterday morning. It's funny how those temperatures can feel like "fall" when the summers have been in in the 110's. I spruced up the house with some fall things yesterday because it just felt right. And now, I'm already craving the first pumpkin pie of the season.
Hunter came home on Saturday. Another long story. But he's home to stay. And both Todd and Hunter are very, very happy.
I've been doddling around this morning. Sipping my coffee slowly. Reading a book. Making a grocery list. Pretending it's a lazy Saturday even though it's Monday and we're all off for Labor Day.

Tonight we're going to a friend's house to break in their new deck and eat some brisket.

For now, I have laundry to fold and a dirty bathroom to scrub.The kind of work I don't really mind doing on a day off.

Besides, the windows are open and the house is full of air promising that autumn really is coming.


  1. This post felt so refreshing to me. It seems like the promise of all things good and the start of a new season. Fall. Ahhhh. Your decorations look so warm and cozy.

  2. I'm pulling out fall decorations when we come home from the hospital. It was *gorgeous* this morning!

  3. So funny reading about you talking about autumn coming, when over here in NZ we are just coming into spring! :)

  4. Sooo glad you had a wonderful weekend. We sure have paid our summer-in-Texas dues this year! And it's good to see Hunter and Todd! Some things just should never be pried apart. :-) loved seeing your opened window! Yay!