Sunday, August 31, 2008


I know it and you know it: that rain spattering and the wind hollering is the end of summer a-calling. So add these items to your list of stuff to contemplate:
  • No more white shoes, dresses or trousers after tomorrow (I know, no one cares about this but me, and actually, I don't even care about it, but just this morning, I read an article about it, and in the information-sharing spirit of this blog, I am passing this time-honored style principle to you. You're very, very welcome.). Also, possibly, no more white gloves, but no one but maybe Brooke Astor ever cared about that in about fifty years.
  • It's still tomato season for a few more weeks.
  • There are still peaches.
  • Awesome walking and bike-riding weather for several weeks.
  • Sweaters.
  • Less swamp cooler usage.
  • Also, time to send out your manuscripts again! If you have manuscripts, send them out--it's time!
  • Sleep with more covers on, which for some reason, I always find terribly comforting.
  • Pumpkin pie is in your future.
  • More baking in general.
  • Every season that passes is an index for how much closer I am--you, too!--to old age, decrepitude, and death.
See? So many reasons to be cheerful.


  1. yay for sweaters, more blankets and baked goods!!! :D

  2. I love the rain! I also love getting the comforter out. And I was just thinking about the pie party and what new pies we could introduce this year...also if I could get back into baking bread.
    I don't feel closer to death, but closer to soup, pie, and sweaters.
    It's all good.

  3. i love fall, for all these reasons and more. and i don't love the heat of summer. it's all victory from this point on in the year.

  4. M-m-m-m-m. Pumpkin pie in my future. I love my future.

  5. Isn't it a sin that tomatoes are only on for such a relatively short time? Oh and happy belated b-day, btw.



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