That's right! Tomorrow morning, fall officially arrives. Why does that make me so happy? I could list all the things I enjoy about fall: The cooler air, the colorful leaves, the cozier evenings, sweaters, pumpkin spice coffee, apple cake, and soft throw blankets. But it is not simply the things associated with fall that I love. It is more of a feeling. For as long as I can remember, fall has been my time. To me, fall is the beginning. It is the beginning of a new year of school, a new season in life, a chance to gather our things and our loved ones, just as the squirrels gather their food and retreat to our homes for the winter, where we will all settle in together.
Before we do, however, let's take a quick look back at the last week of summer.
Mocha snuggled on my lap for the long ride to the beach.
I enjoyed my morning coffee in the condo with an amazing pumpkin-scented soy candle.
Then it was off to the house to start making it a home. First up, fall everywhere, of course. Not pictured: piles of empty cardboard boxes, towels, and sheets strewn near the laundry room waiting their turn, and a beautiful kitchen filled with things to be washed and put away,
We all worked for a few hours and then returned for dinner and TV. Thursday Night Football for some, Big Brother for the rest. This is the view from the bridge as we headed back. The house is about fifteen minutes from the beach. We are planning on returning for a bit today, if only to pick up some things to bring back here to wash because we expect a tropical storm later this evening!
And I had to share this with you. My lovely mother is happy and settled in her home. She is doing so well and looks even better. Isn't she beautiful?? And so kind and sweet. And happy. And she is my mom!
Well, that is all I have for you today, my friends. I plan on pouring a cup of pumpkin spice coffee tomorrow, snuggling in, and visiting your blogs. Have a wonderful weekend! And thanks for visiting!