To say that we have no sense of urgency since the wedding would be a bit of an understatement.
You could say that our “get up and go has got up and went”.
We just can’t find a hurry.
But then, when you consider that in six months we’ve had 2 graduations and a wedding – all pretty major life events – in addition to 3 extended family trips, county fair, and VBS that I planned and directed, it’s understandable.
All we’ve done is plan, hurry, plan some more, hurry some more.
But there’s some things about fall in the country that demand a bit of urgency. Important things like fencing and preparing the critters for winter and bringing in the last of the garden produce while cleaning up the garden.
And there’s storm doors to install, cold frames to plant, and I should really make a path through the basement and put away wedding things.
This gorgeous weather has lulled us into a false sense of complacency.
Maybe this lovely, lingering autumn will never end.
Maybe that late frost will forget to come.
After all – my flower beds are beautiful and I’m still harvesting green beans and peppers from my garden.
But then we turned the calendar page to November.
That’s the month before December.
In a few short weeks we’ll be eating turkey with stuffing and doing Black Friday, and putting up a Christmas tree!
Hallmark is already showing Christmas movies!
Vacation is over.
Time to get busy!
Winter is coming!
And I’ll get started right away – just as soon as I finish this chapter and check email.
I wonder who’s on Facebook…