At last - it's September and time to think about the fall season. We probably had three or four days of summer; it seemed like spring never ended what with all the unseasonable temperatures and RAIN.
The past few weeks I've wanted to get out my fall decorations, but I just couldn't bring myself to that point. I finally put some silk sunflowers in an ironstone pitcher and got out my sunflower quilt for the dining room table and the red and white schoolhouse quilt for my bed. The wreaths and garlands can wait a couple more weeks.
Natalie will start preschool this afternoon. She will go two days a week for two hours each session. It's just enough to give her a taste of something new. Her preschool is held in her church, so I imagine she will think she's going to Sunday School quite often but with a different teacher. I talked with her on the phone last night, and she sounded excited although I'm sure she hadn't a clue what preschool is yet.
This weekend Jenny, Julie, and I will be freezing corn that Travis has planted. Jenny just celebrated a birthday and asked me to freeze a splint of peaches for one of her presents, so that's also on the to-do list. Then Saturday night we're having a picnic to celebrate Jenny's birthday.
In a few weeks the grapes will be harvested. I grew up in town where grape farming is huge, and it's always fun to take a drive back up there during the harvest. The town smells like Concord grapes, and it's terrific. I am definitely a fall person; it just doesn't seem to last long enough.