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?