September's Saving Grace - #1
i have a confession to make:
september might be my least favorite month. i mean, really i do find joy in all the months and all the seasons. but september tries my patience. as much as i appreciate that it is a transitional time, i kinda grit my teeth through the hot dry days. while bloggers all over are lauding the approach of fall...it's just not very fallish here in my corner of the world because summer lingers on and the landscape gets drier and drier.
why do i go a little angsty this time of year?
cause the fancyfree vibe of summer is gone and cause our landscape looks like this:
even the blackberries are all dried up now.
by october, the cooler days and nights will have me craving glasses of red wine and hopefully wrapping myself in quilts to listen to rain falling. i might actually be able to wear a shirt with sleeves from time to time, or shoes. i won't need a whole ice cube tray's worth of ice in my water jar.
and my little baby won't be sweaty and heat rashed every day.
i know, i know...you're thinking, um hello, harvest time? fresh tomatoes? the list could go on and on......
and SO! i propose a week's worth of posts to get me out of my funk and remind myself of what's great this september, besides of course the number one great thing in my life.
i give you.....the first of September's Saving Graces!
Becky's Dad's SWIMMING POOL!
on labor day we all met up for the best swimming in the world. hot dry days can't even touch us here.
we ate fresh pico de gallo made by jorden, and nursed our babies in the shade, and had races across the pool.
we even brought lucy into the water for her first dip, in the hot tub corner because it feels just like the bath. she liked it!
i had my first beer since being pregnant. it was an organic honey basil ale and tasted mighty fine.
a side note: elsie is going to have another boy in december! lucy is ready to have lots of boy playmates :)
everything's fun when these two are scampering around together.
and when you have this little doll in your arms.
so obviously so far my september's not so bad, and wait till you see all the other good stuff to come.
How about you? What's your favorite month, and least favorite?
and is there something in particular you love about September?