When the news includes heat warnings and temperatures are in the nineties, or climb to one hundred even, it may be hard to recognize, but still I feel it. I sense the slightest change in the seasons now, and that has me feeling a bit of a whirlwind in my mind.
Yesterday I found myself taking photos of fall flowers, which are ready to bloom, and there are two trees here at home, which kindly tell me fall is approaching each year by being the first in line to shed their leaves. I’ve also noticed when I’m up early in the morning darkness, that dawn is now lazily taking its time to arrive each day.
The thoughts of change came again this morning, as my husband reminded me Jordan has piano and violin today, marking his first lesson of the new school year. (Oh my!)
The whirlwind of thoughts comes as a rushed feeling, a feeling like I’m behind, and I think I am. The things I need to focus on, include my wanting this to be the best year of homeschooling for Jordan since it will likely be his last. (Oh my!) I’ll be adding a math tutor to our days at home because math has never been my best subject, and I don’t want his achievements limited by my ability.
Fall arriving also reminds me I want a home that is decorated and clean. It is not big things I desire for my home, but big desires to have small things that say I love you to my family throughout. I am feeling a need for some organization, tidiness, and all the things I love, like pictures, candles, throws, and pillows, to be replenished and refreshed. And some fresh paint, which has not been achieved this summer, is still on the list as well.
And then, there is my knitting. (Oh my!) I can’t seem to find the time to finish my projects, and I have several that need to be done by this fall. I have issues with cold you see. I love fall and winter, but I require layers of warmth, or stiff, achy bones and chills often take over. This is the least I can say about my joints, which are terrible today because of rain, and that sometimes require a heating pad, a heated throw, or both, to get enough warmth delivered to alleviate pain. So the shawls, scarves, and socks need to get finished because they help so much, and it's difficult to find wooly goodness in the stores, even if I wanted to buy them, and of course I prefer homemade.
I know you’ve seen this shawl so many times. I do apologize and at the same time, I am not worried because I know I’m among friends, and in my real life I share here, I’m still working on it. From now until Christmas, when it comes to knitting, I’ll work on finishing one thing at a time, and try to finish them all one by one. So this is the first I chosen and really I do hope I can get it done quickly, because fall is turning the corner now, and will be on the doorstep in just a few weeks, and I would like to offer it a proper welcome.
Well friends. It’s dark and rainy today; a help for the garden. As you see there is much to do around here. Do you like to plan for fall as well, or do you prefer to sail through the changing winds and just enjoy?
Love to you! I hope you have a beautiful day.
Hi, my name is Jeannine. I live in the Midwest, US. I am a wife and a mom of four. I spend my time taking care of my family, cooking, knitting, sewing, gardening, and homeschooling my youngest child. I created this space to share my love and gratitude for all of these things here. I'm so happy you stopped by. Jeannine:)