I can feel it … it’s coming … fall is just barely in the air. I see the Halloween candy coming out in the grocery store, the floral displays turning more orange-and-yellow, and Starbucks touting its pumpkin lattes. …
What are your 3 favorite fall traditions (that will be here any time now)?
Wow, there were some lovely tributes to 9/11 this weekend that we got to see on television — terrific shows about the firemen, the children, many of the heroes. Which were your favorites?
Wow, it’s back to school already! I can’t believe how fast this summer went.
The kids and I spent this weekend getting new school shoes, new backpacks, new jeans, new pencils/pens/binders/folders, and organizing home desks and backpacks for a fresh, new start.
The kids seem excited. Rene always says this is her “New Year’s Day” — moreso than January 1. The first day of school, she says, is the day where she goes in with hope and resolutions — those clean, pink erasers; the clean, empty backpack; and the freshly sharpened pencils simply feel symbolic of all the hope she has for the upcoming year.
How about you? Did you have the bright, clean notebook and “New Year’s Day” feeling when you started school every fall?
Just thought this was pretty — a beautiful rainbow out our car window as we drove up to Montana. I don’t know if I’d ever seen one with the “violet” stripe on the inside, but this one was so vivid. …