Thursday, August 26, 2010

August, die she must: The autumn winds blow chilly and cold

I have been loving the weather this week. This morning when I got up, it was a cool, crisp 12 degrees outside, and all the windows were open. Sigh. In the heat of the summer, I am so very thankful for air conditioning, but once the cooler weather comes I love to have the chance to open wide all of the windows and let the fresh air blow through the house.

I have some (four) butternut squashes in the garden which are almost ready to be picked, seasoned, roasted, and prepared for soup. I'm very excited at the prospect of serving soup made from my own home-grown veggies! If I can find a place that sells kale seeds, I shall plant some kale in my garden so that we can eat boerenkale all winter with garden-fresh kale. Mmmm.

I set a date with one of my former coworkers to go out for lunch next week, and while booking it on my calendar I realized that we're heading into September already!! I realized that the students would be back in the halls soon, but I didn't grasp the fact that it was approaching so quickly! September brings a few fun things: going to see a play (The Tempest) in Stratford with Amanda VO and her friend, going camping with the other members of the no-baby club (hey, we still technically fit into that category!), heading out to Sarnia for the first time since May, attending two book launches (one at Redeemer, one in Toronto) for my dear friend Sam Martin's new book, This Ramshackle Tabernacle, and celebrating our fourth anniversary.

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