Happy Labor Day Monday…..although the calendar might not agree, this long weekend always signals the beginning of fall – and our weather lately has even been agreeing with me! The cooler evenings and no humidity have been so nice. Our plans for this Labor Day are definitely reflective of our changing (grown-up) family – it used to be, we would head to a park for a picnic or up to the mountains for some hiking…but, this year, the guys are beyond excited to be going to the firing range to practice shooting! Go figure. This is a first for our family – but, I’m serious when I say they are all excited!
As fall “officially” starts in my mind, a few things I am looking forward to are….
1 – Back to school! It seems like everyone around us has already started school but around here the public schools don’t start back until Tuesday – and all the neighbor kiddos (the little ones, at least) are so excited…especially the ones going for the first time. I like the routine that back to school brings. I enjoy watching the kids walking to school each morning. And I enjoy that we are done with that at our house!
2 – Yard sales! I’m really not a big “yard saler”….I don’t have anything against yard sales and they do pique my curiosity when I drive by an exceptionally large one but I’ve never really been into the whole yard sale adventure. What I really don’t like is being the one having the yard sale…or laying all my unwanted “junk” on display in my yard for others to come and scrutinize. That said – I’m planning to participate in our community yard sale in two weeks. Ugh. I always promise myself I’ll never do again, and, yet here I am getting ready to do it again. It just has to be done.
3 – Pumpkin Lattes!! They are back at Starbucks – and I am in Heaven!! Go treat yourself today. 🙂