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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Sensibilities!

When I looked at my daytimer this morning and realized it's SEPTEMBER 1st, I smiled....big.  Every September 1, I feel this way.  It's not just because it's my birthday month and that of My Guy's birthday, my little brother's and a ton of other relatives.  So many Autumn Babies are in my life.  It's fall.  Houston may show 90 degrees on the thermostat but in MY mind the temp is dropping...

I much prefer this day to New Year's Eve/Day.  I have a skip in my step and a sense of anticipation - could be the hoopla of the holidays on the horizon.  The autumn "semester" is jam packed!  I mentioned a ton of birthdays.  Then, the Marburger-Round Top Fall show...if ONLY Eddie and Jaithan would wend their way south.  (Yes, I meant to use wend vs. wind.)  Houston has The Nutcracker Market November 11 through 14th.  I hope CC and I get there again!  Closer to my neck of the woods is the Junior League Holiday Market in The Woodlands.

Fall colors, sweaters, and boots: oh, my!  I may work myself up to that chic dark almost-black nail lacquer but today - after a relaxing, intense pedi, could only go a deep barn red.  Even my toes look brand new!

September also brings our ladies Bible study together after a summer hiatus and we had a celebration last night to do just that - celebrate one another, a new study and a new season. 



I hope you have a "Barnabas" in your life.  We named our group The Barnabas Bunch or Buds...because this is the most encouraging group of women around.  (Barnabas means "encourager.")  We've met in each other's homes for over 12 years.  At one time there were 20+ women in 12 different churches.  We've seen graduations, funerals, illness, divorce, grandbabies, love, loss and a ton of life!  I'd be lost (or in the loony bin) without them!  And, uhhh...they can cook!  There is never a shortage of food at our functions.



This post is all over the place - but I'm just overflowing with September sensibilities.  There's "new TV" - football games (go Cowboys!).  I can't wait to start my morning outdoors on my little patio .


Fires!  I light a fire almost every cool morning.  Thank goodness for gas logs that look real!  What's better than two dogs lounging by a fire at the crack of dawn?

I think I'll hunt.  For my copy of "September" by Rosamund Pilcher.  I read it 20 years ago after receiving it for my (September) birthday.  Cousin Josie gifted me - it really was perfect.  And oh wow....it was sooooooo good! 

If Eddie & Jaithan (ever) get this way, you're invited to join us at Round Top.  In your jeans, boots and a sweater of course!

Do tell - what are YOUR plans for fall?

7 comments:

Dianne said...

Well my fall has started with the threat of hurricane Earl hitting out NC coast as early as tomorrow. Needless to say I am not sharing your excitement. I am also not a big fan of the winter holidays...give me the stillness that follows...or...perhaps some of your fairy dust. :)

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

Well, my NC friend....I sure am praying AGAINST Earl hitting you. NO fun! And I'm sending some of my (contagious) fairy dust your way!
xoxo

CC said...

My fall plans will hopefully look like this.....
Marbuger, Nutcracker and maybe Urban Market all with Y.O.U.!!! :)

Girl Meets Paris said...

I love Sept too... it always signals new beginnings. I detest New Years. Feels fake to me. Everything new starts in Sept!

I have been thinking of a super dark toe polish... you've inspired me to go for it. You've also inspired me to get out there on my patio and spruce it up a bit. Our summers are so hot, we don't use it that much. Fall, winter, and spring are our outdoor seasons. I'm off to Old Time Pottery for some fall touches.

Have a wonderful day... XXOO Oh... and say hi to your Barnabas Buds!

Michael - Innkeeper said...

ahh! i just love the fall. especially where i am in central PA. amazing colors!

i hope to get to some winerys and fall fests! other than that ... lots of work. it's busy season!

martha said...

I LOVE this Va!! FALL is my FAVE season...the crispness, rejuvenating temps, the garden springs back just a bit, and the ANTICIPATION of change...
Bo and I have our 30th approaching...
Deck tim ein the evenings-sometimes with chiminea and blankets
and i adore Thanksgiving...
Pray Bo is able to cultivate some biz in Dallas, he was there yesterday-then maybe i can come see you!!!!!! :)
Love your barnabus buds gathering ,...and your patio!

sewmuchwhimsy said...

I love the fall holidays too...unlike my scrooge of a sister! xoxoGretchen