Monday, August 10, 2009

As Summer Wanes...

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!!!!


Joyce said...

well, this is the summer of the move for me and its pretty much what summer has been about. Sometimes that's just the way life goes. I am thankful for my new home though...we really love it.

And the area around here is beautiful-we are loving all the wildlife. I'm spending a few days on the Chesapeake Bay soon and that is one of my favorite places on earth.

I have huge trees in my back yard so I'm looking forward to autumn and seeing the colors change.

Yolanda said...

I've enjoyed the opportunity to be at home for the first time since I was in junior high. I put in a small garden, canned some jelly and sweet pickles. I planted from and they have been gorgeous. We participated with a VBS, for the first time ever in our adult lives and drew close to a precious young little girl that just filled an emptyness that we had and didn't know it.

And...I met a Siesta, face to face. My third Siesta in having done so, what a treat! I'm pretty sure we are FORVER FRIENDS.

I would love the opportunity to meet many others as well, including yourself.


Donna's Book Nook said...

It's been a good summer--reunions with family, planting our garden, walks, exercise, etc. My garden came on all at once! I've canned green beans, frozen corn, beets, green peppers, made relish. I also FINALLY have tomatoes--and you're right--they are worth the wait.
Also, for me the highlight of the summer has been to see healing taking place in my son's life. He is doing well right now but needs continued prayer to ward off the enemy. It's been a good summer.

Ally said...

It's been a good but quick summer here too. I can't believe it's almost over! Sounds like you've made the best of it.

Jennifer said...

Sounds like you have had a great summer! I have especially enjoyed the milder temperatures this year! My husband and I really enjoy our deck and walking our pup without melting....and we are always up for a latte on Starbucks patio! Its the little things - but its a great life! Fall is great, too! But I love the summer:)

Runner Mom said...

Loved hearing about your summer! Sounds like a great one!! We went to the beach. The boys went to camp. I visited a new friend. We did swim team, and I went to She Speaks. And yes, God was faithful each and every day!! Praise Him!!

*My boys go back to school on Wednesday of next week. Would so appreciate your prayers!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I have enjoyed my time with friends and our trip to Gatlinburg. I'm a mountain girl, so anytime I can get there, it's a win! Our summer flew by, and now all of my children are back at school. It's been a painful release, but God is going to teach me so much during this season. I greatly look forward to the season ahead. I'm also a "fall" girl, so bring on the cooler temps.


Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

I've so enjoyed being with my family this summer...although we didn't go no a vacation..or do anything super special...we truly had fun just being together!

I'm always amazed at how fast summer goes....

But, I LOVE fall... :-)

Kim said...

I've enjoyed MOVING CLOSE TO YOU this summer!!! :) I have loved catching up on your blog sweet Friend! Now when can we get together for coffee???? Email me some choice dates/times for you. Cannot wait!! Hugs, Kim