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Friday Five: Seasons Change…

"It’s Labor Day weekend here in the United States, also known as
Summer’s Last Hurrah" writes reverendmother at RevGalBlogPals." So let’s say goodbye to summer and hello to the
autumn."

1.
Share a highlight from this summer. (If you please, don’t just say "our
vacation to the Canadian Rockies." Give us a little detail or image.
Help us live vicariously through you!)

The Princess attended Band Camp this summer, and the end of session concert, which we were all able to attend, was great! I particularly enjoyed having both her brothers there. Her small percussion group played an original composition on instruments constructed from PVC pipe.

But the highest point of summer, emotionally, had to be the final evening’s service at camp, when The Princess and I sat in the outdoor chapel for a Communion Vespers service while Snowman and his group sang to us from canoes on the lake.

2. Are you glad to see this summer end? Why or why not?

The end of summer marks the end of having Snowman at home full-time, and it is a bittersweet passage. I’m happy for him as he goes off to Land o’Lakes Arts Academy and believe he will thrive there, but I am selfishly sad as I anticipate his absence.

3. Name one or two things you’re looking forward to this fall.

Seeing #1 Son in Oedipus Rex at Hiptastic University
Six weeks of Girl Time with The Princess while Pure Luck is away for work
Beginning to explore the possibilities for my next call

4.
Do you have any special preparations or activities to mark the
transition from one season to another? (Cleaning of house, putting away
summer clothes, one last trip to the beach)

Other than the usual morning of frantic realization that I don’t like any of my clothes?
Seriously, I’m undertaking a basement clean-out, hoping to get the laundry area better-organized for a more streamlined housekeeping routine during the upcoming busy season.

5. I’ll know that fall is really here when the furnace comes on. (This actually happened two mornings in August, so I’m ready.)

18 thoughts on “Friday Five: Seasons Change…”

  1. Wow! The furnace on in August! Sounds crazy from where I’m sitting, but ah, the New England atmosphere is quite different from Texas, isn’t it?

  2. wow. I guess I haven’t been living in the north long enough to anticipate the furnace coming on. Two RevGals have mentioned that, about the furnace kicking on. I am a little worried about ours (if we have one? we have that water/forced air heat….) and I guess I need to find someone to check it and tune it up.
    Sounds like you had some wondrous magical moments with your growing up birds, Songbird. Peace and blessing in the transition of back to school…and to your next call process.

  3. wow. I guess I haven’t been living in the north long enough to anticipate the furnace coming on. Two RevGals have mentioned that, about the furnace kicking on. I am a little worried about ours (if we have one? we have that water/forced air heat….) and I guess I need to find someone to check it and tune it up.
    Sounds like you had some wondrous magical moments with your growing up birds, Songbird. Peace and blessing in the transition of back to school…and to your next call process.

  4. Oh my. We are not fall from one fledgling leaving the nest… The Harpist is a junior this year… so I am reading and learning as you do this “off to college” thang.
    🙂
    d

  5. Spouseman, who is very handy and creative, has rigged up an “aireator” (sp???) for our pool–a little waterfountainy kind of rig with pcv piping–to keep the pool from staying at a nasty 95+ or more temp. As we were paddling around earlier today, I told him about your furnace coming on and we both marvelled at how far away that all feels. Great play…Happy Friday evening…

  6. you have a lot on your plate…a child leaving for school for the first time, another going back after a summer home, a husband going off for a 6 weeks, a job search-direction to ponder…girl time sounds like a lot of fun in the midst of it all!

  7. the furnace already? It’s like a furnace here already.
    How neat, what talented creative children you have, and what a joy to hear them play and sing and see them act.

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