Good morning, and happy first day of September!
Even though I love summertime, I have to admit, I’m starting to get excited for fall. Maybe it’s because there are suddenly pumpkins everywhere I go, or because the kids went back to school last week, but it already feels like fall. In fact, I had to keep reminding myself last week that it was still August.
I feel like we’ve been in limbo for quite a while, and I’m excited to finally get into our fall routine. My new Bible Study starts up this week, the girls’ piano lessons resume on Tuesday, and all three kids will be in their 2nd week of school. Everything should fall into place . . . ha! 🍂 #nopunintended
I’m also super excited for this coming week because we are FINALLY going to see Hamilton!!!
We bought a season ticket package in spring of 2018 for the 2018-19 Philadelphia Broadway series so we could be sure to get seats for Hamilton, and I had no idea we were going to have to wait almost a year and a half to see the show. But it’s finally time — we’re going this week, and I am so excited. I hope it lives up to the hype.
Meanwhile, I’m trying to milk this long weekend for all it’s worth. I spent the laziest day at home yesterday.
Well, I wasn’t really lazy, as I put in about 6 hours of work, but it was the part of my work I enjoy most — sitting at my desk putting posts together. I got several posts mostly written for this coming week, so hopefully I won’t feel so rushed in the mornings.
After I got done working, I sat out on the deck and read my latest book — The Summer That Made Us.
The weather was absolute perfection — the sun was shining, but there was a mild breeze so it wasn’t too hot, and the yard looks so pretty with the giant hydrangea blooming behind the pool.
After about 3PM, the house shades our deck so I’m not in the direct sunlight, which is awesome. I can sit out there for hours.
The thing I dislike most about fall is when it comes time to cover our pool. We’re going to try to wait as late as possible this year, because it really isn’t very attractive once the pool cover goes on.
Also with fall comes hurricane season, and I hope those of you in the path of Hurricane Dorian stay safe and dry. Having never lived in an area prone to hurricanes, I can’t imagine having to drop everything to prepare for a possible massive storm a couple times a year. That has to be pretty unnerving.
We’re hosting friends for a last day of summer bash this afternoon, so today won’t be as relaxing as yesterday, but it should be fun, and then we have tomorrow to recuperate and get ourselves ready for the week.
I hope you enjoy the rest of your long weekend!