Friday, September 11, 2009


"The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze."
- John Updike, September

Today it feels like a fall day. It hasn't hit 60 yet and it is raining. But I am not complaining because it is an absolutely marvelous day....oh heck it has been a pretty good week too.

Sunday we followed #1 daughter and Sir T down to Philly with some more things for their apartment. They treated us to dinner at Texas Roadhouse. Having never heard of or been to one I thought they were taking us to the filthiest place on earth when I walked in and saw the floor. And the noise! I think everyone in Philly had a birthday that night! But the food was delicious - especially the margaritas and sweet potatoes with cinnamon butter.

Then Monday the man and I spent some time together...without kids!!! We left them home, went to the farmer's market, craft store, lumber yard and food shopping.

Tuesday, I was babysitting for a friend. Her girls and #2 daughter went swimming for probably the last time this year. It was funny watching the leaves come floating down the river while they were swimming.
Wednesday, school started!!! Now, the first time you send your kids to school you pace trying to find something to do to waste away the hours, then as they get older you celebrate that day. I miss them but enjoy the peace and quiet that is not here when they are home. I also enjoy things staying clean for more than 5 minutes. And honest mothers will agree that the best cup of coffee/tea is the one right after the kids get on the bus.
#2 daughter was nervous as it is her first day in the high school but she did great. #2 son will be there next year and she will be able to show him around.
Thursday was an errand day. While riding around I noticed the roads covered with leaves. At the football game, #2's team lost but it was great sitting there with the breeze off the lake and the sun shining down.
Today started at 5. I got everyone out the door, took the car to the shop, walked home and did the animals. And then the rain started so I came inside and listened to it while I did two loads of laundry, 2 batches of apple butter and 2 batches of applesauce. After lunch I plan on making apple pie in a jar. Then it's shepherds pie with a salad for dinner. I over bought on the milk forgetting the kids were going to school so I might even use some up making rice pudding.

Like the song says.."And I think to myself, what a wonderful world."
Right as I was getting ready to hit publish post...the electricity went off. A tree fell on the line coming over to my house. Several hours later my power was restored and I had an unplanned afternoon of knitting. Not what was planned but still a really good way to spend a day.
Tomorrow morning I have to resume canning and then it is Endless Mountain Fiber Fest...Another wonderfull day!


Tam said...

Sounds like the perfect day!
I just love Autumn! and fiber fests :-)

Anonymous said...

You were at Endless Mtns Fiber Fest and we didn't meet again??????? GAH!!!

If you were there, and even spinning too! Now I'm kicking myself for missing you!

I agree, it does look all too well like Fall, and I think Fall is rushing to arrive. Considering that we never got Summer until the last 2 weeks in August, I suppose I should not be surprised. I'll adjust as will we all.

Hope you too had a great time yesterday. I got some gorgeous fiber goodness for spinning!!


cyndy said...

Great post, Judy!

I love this time of year, and this post has captured the essence. Love the photo of the leaves in the river- perfect!

Was great to see you at Endless Mountains..will you come to spinning on Friday?