TGIF everyone! Hope y'all are looking forward to the long holiday
weekend and the winding down of summer. Summer just flew by
despite my whining about the oppressive heat. Seems just like
yesterday that David and I celebrated the Fourth of July up in Austin.
I know that everyone says this, but summer really does seem to rush
by faster and faster each year. Remember when we were kids and
summer lasted so much longer?
I just looked into my closet and surveyed all the summer clothes that I love.
I will get to wear them longer because it really doesn't cool off here until
November, yet somehow I feel like I need to make the transition to autumn
colors instead of all my pink. I am a Lilly Pulitzer fan and I have lots of
pink and green in my closet. I am looking at my white "Jacks" too.
What is your feeling about white shoes after Labor Day? I know the rule
is now discarded by many, but I am a so traditional and like certain
things for certain seasons. Maybe I will just get another pair of "Jacks"
in a darker color.
Labor Day always brings back memories of school and especially of my Freshman
year at college. I remember my parents dropping me off at my dorm. My new
home away from home. Dinner in the cafeteria with my new roommate and
other girls from our dorm. Those first days of classes with professors who were
so passionate about their field of study. Art History, Comparative Religion,
English Literature, Chemistry, French and Ballet. Yes, I took ballet.
Such a life changing period in my life. My eyes were opened to new thoughts
and ideas and it was all so wondrous. In honor of that time in my life, each
year after Labor Day I work on ways to keep that quest for knowledge alive.
I seek out books that I have not read and try to learn something new. Learning
truly is a life long experience. I always feel sad for those who say that they
are bored. How can anyone be bored when there is so much to discover?
Someone recently asked me ~ "What do you do with yourself all day?"
What don't I do. I am one of those who finds dozens of things to do
each day and my biggest complaint is that there never seems to be
enough hours in a day. My game has been thrown off a bit in recent
months, but I am back on track now and feeling positive and
optimistic about life.
My biggest project, aside from redecorating the guest bath, is my book.
I have been planning on being an author for years. Yes, I am an author of
sorts with this blog, but this is an open ended forum. I am working on a
book that will sweep others away into an imaginary world for a time.
It's my biggest project to date and I am so excited for it's debut. Trust me,
y'all will be the first to know when it's ready.
I really love my alone time. I live in my head quiet a bit. It's hard for
others to accept this because I can be quite the social butterfly when I am
in the mood. Most of the time I am quite solitary and happy to be alone.
If I don't get enough alone time I can be very cranky.
That's enough about me. What's on your mind?
Do you have any special plans for the weekend?
Picnics, or long walks in a park? Decorating the house or gardening?
Taking the time to read a new book or take a long soak in a bubble bath?
Or are you spending time with family and friends? Whatever you do,
I wish you a very happy weekend. Enjoy each moment of the final
days of summer. I will be back to share the early days of a new season
with you next week. Until then ….
Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley