Rounding the Corner Into Winter


Autumn never lasts long, it seems. At least not long enough as far as I’m concerned. I tried to get out as much as I could and take as many pictures as possible. I enjoyed almost every delicious day of it when I wasn’t crazy busy with school activities and the elections.

Still, Fall is always fleeting. And then one day, you look up and it is nearly Winter – which I love as well but Fall holds a special place in my heart. Fall is my season.

It has been a very hectic and dramatic several months. I feel like I have been traveling at warp speed. We lost a dear friend and one of my uncles had a mild stroke which scared the wits out of me. I cannot bear the thought of losing either one of my uncles.

Last weekend was my daughter’s seventh birthday and the first weekend in –well — I cannot tell you how long where we did not do anything. We went to my mom’s and celebrated our little girl’s birthday (she wanted frog legs and cheese pizza for her birthday dinner), raked leaves, winterized Mom’s house and had dinner with the family. It was glorious.

This last week was the general election so we drove up north to the election night party at the HQ. We were there until nearly midnight and then had to drive back home that same night. We got home after one a.m. . I had been up for nearly 24 hours. Being in my 40’s now, late nights and I do not get on as well as we once did.

Now that elections are over (thank goodness) I have one more big event this week on Friday which means this week will be insanely busy with preparations for that. It is a school fundraiser and I am one of the committee members. It’s been a lot of fun working on it. I truly have enjoyed my time with the other ladies on the committee. I will also be glad to get back to a normal schedule – and get my house back in order. I have a list of things I am behind on that I really need to catch up on. My business partner and I have a potential website design job coming up that we are excited about. Things are clicking into place which is nice!

I know I haven’t blogged much. I fight for the words to say most days. And then I remembered tonight that it’s not about having a predetermined subject to write about all the time. It’s just sitting down and writing – sharing what is going on. I’ve missed that.



Hello, September!

It’s that time of the year again! It’s September – the gateway to Autumn. That lovely time when I come out of hibernation and do my “Snoopy dance” because it is my favorite time of the year! Of course, it would not be the same if I didn’t post my annual “Welcome to September” blog post. And as always, it includes “September” by Earth, Wind and Fire!

It’s the time of year for Pumpkins! Autumn leaves! Chilly nights! Scarecrows! Pumpkin Kisses! Pumpkin Lattes! Pumpkin Bread! Pumpkin Pie! Pumpkin everything!

Now if only the weather would chill down a bit – quite a bit as far as I’m concerned. Enough with the 70’s and 80’s already! Bring on the 40’s, 50’s and okay – 60’s! It’s time to break out the turtlenecks, sweaters, and fleece vests!

This summer flew by crazy fast. We’ve been busy – especially the last half of July through August. Last week was my first week at home where we did not drive up north and back multiple times – or even once, for that matter. It was nice to rest. I still have a ton of projects, household stuff, etc… to catch up on before the next wave hits.

AnneShirley starts first grade tomorrow. FIRST GRADE! I’m not dealing with the anxiety issues I had last year over her going to school even though this year she will be gone the entire day rather than just a few hours. Will I miss her? Of course! But I’m in such a different place than I was last year at this time. So many good things have been happening and I feel like my “old self” again. It feels good.

I didn’t write any posts for August Moon during August, but I am “planning” on trying to write them in September to catch up as I really did want to participate. August got away from me, plain and simple.

This Fall will be busy. It’s Election time here in Wisconsin. The primary was in August and now the general election is November 4th. It’s a terribly important election too so I’m helping out where I can. In fact we are marching in a parade this morning. It looks like rain right now, I’m hoping we don’t get drenched during the parade!

So the Hershey Pumpkin Kisses are finally out at Target!!! I love Autumn. I love everything about Autumn. It’s a magical time. The pumpkins are ripening. What a joy to see them in the pumpkin patch at the farm. Soon the leaves will be shedding their summer attire in exchange for their Autumnal robes. :)

Ah sweet September, how I do adore thee. It’s going to be a fabulous Fall season. I can feel it.

Before I forget (not that I would), here is Earth, Wind and Fire singing “September” – ENJOY!

September – Earth, Wind and Fire

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Hello Again.

Sometimes I don’t know where I am.
At least when it comes to my writing and this blog. Especially this blog.
I used to love writing here. And then one day, I just did not.
I ask myself, what have I to write about that matters? The words used to tumble out of my fingertips to the keyboard effortlessly.
Then one day, I was like Eve in the Garden of Eden after she had eaten of the forbidden fruit. I noticed my nakedness. And I was ashamed.

There is a part of me that misses it though. There is another part of me that fights it and chastises the part of me that wants to write.

I’m listening to the part that misses it and diving back in.

We’ll see where it goes. August Moon is coming along at the perfect time I think. And also, Autumn is on the way. And you know how that makes me feel. :)

Hello again. I’ve missed you.


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