As much as I hate to admit it, August has left us. It’s been several years since our youngest graduated high school, but I still get this feeling of remorse when the new school year begins. For me, the first day of school always marked the end of relaxing summer days and the beginning of rushed schedules that came with the infusion of fall.
We did have a wonderful summer, though it was relatively cool here in MN. A headline in the MPLS/ST.PAUL STAR TRIBUNE this morning was The Summer of 69---DEGREES! Yes, that was our average summer temperature. The weather has been good for the garden though, last weekend I made salsa, zucchini bread, peach jam and plum jelly. And I must do another batch of plum jelly this evening.
With the garden, picking and canning, and work, I had a very busy week and weekend, but did get some writing done. I completed the rough draft of one of the four stories I’m working on and did the final read through for A Soldier for Christmas. Unless something unusual pops up, I won’t see that story again until it’s released in December.
We have company coming for the weekend and a large family gathering planned to celebrate Hayley’s baptism. I hope you all have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!