This has been the best summer of my life.
Happy happy, joy joy!
I've been swimming in Lake Michigan at least 30 times, which is approximately 28 times more than last year. I've picked 25 pounds of cherries, made 48 jars of jam, and picked at least 500 dozen ears of corn. (I will not share the sheer number of bottles of wine that I've cashed. Whoops.) I've seen a few shows, been on a road trip and taken every Sunday off from the shop. I've enjoyed fresh, local-infused barbecues with my favorite foodie friends, hilarious visits from my best college friends, and baby showers, late nights at bars and sunsets with my high school friends. (Not necessarily in that order. Nor with the same friends.)
I've taken the time to slow down this summer and appreciate everything around me--my house, my family, my friends, and my home, which, as it turns out, is the Most Beautiful Place in America. There isn't any place I'd rather be.
I'm ready. For fall. The light is changing. The temperature is, too. Whether we like it or not, it's coming.
A new hat.
I'm getting ready for fall in the way I usually do--with a serious case of Startitis. I've got two hats, fingerless mitts, a scarf, a shawl and just last night, I started another baby sweater. When the real changes come, I'll be ready.
Well, almost ready. I'm going to need a little bit more face time with the Big Water first.