The kitchen calendar has been turned to the month of August, and in true "August" fashion the temps here in Indy have risen into the 90's. I cannot complain however. We have had an extremely mild summer, and it's felt a bit more like a Wisconsin summer than an Indiana summer. My garden has taken a bit of a beating from a big rainstorm last week. The mild summer has prevented my tomatoes from ripening in a manner that fits my time frame! ;) And I am not so sure the brussels sprouts will grow well enough to be served on the Thanksgiving table. I do have to admit... those tomatoes have been worth the wait. They are so flavorful and juicy. To me, a fresh garden tomato is the quintessential summer treat!
Most schools have started here in Indy... in my book, it's too early. The beginning of a school year always a rite of passage that summer is coming to a close.
The clock is ticking closer to Labor Day and I am trying to savor every bit of summer that I can. We still have much to do around the exterior of the house before the cold temps keep us indoors. I want to enjoy more evenings relaxing on the patio... I have many more bike rides to do before the cold keeps us inside on the spin bikes.
As summer wanes... do you have any special plans? Cookouts, household repairs etc? I would love to hear about them!
What is it that you have enjoyed most about the summer of 2009?
During this summer season I have enjoyed many wonderful bike rides. I got to meet my friend Paula's sweet little twins; I have spent some good quality "pool" time with our dearest friends; we have enjoyed running our sweet dog Jet w/ his "girlfriend" - Grace, the Great Dane... plus visiting w/ Grace's mom and dad! My niece got engaged! We enjoyed sleepovers w/ my younger nieces and nephews. So much has been packed into these few short months of summer I can't begin to list them all! There were ups and downs, but summer of 2009 has been full of so many blessings. With activities all over the board... the one thing consistent has been God's great love, mercy and devotion. I am so thankful that He is always there and never slumbers.
Savor this day friends... do not worry about tomorrow... He is in control and Jesus still reigns!!!!
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