Waning Light

What is it with September?

Heather Armstrong articulates this really well.

Blue and Yellow
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Septembers have become problematic for me.

Four years ago, husband left to go out-of-town for work for three months.

Three years ago, we had to put our other dog down and a friend of ours was brutally attacked.

Two years ago, another friend and I parted ways on less than pleasant terms. I still hope we find each other again one day.

Last year, husband left to go out-of-town for work for a month.

This year, husband has been out-of-town again and Lucky died.

Here’s to hoping that next September is relatively uneventful and that I’ll only be working through the general change of seasons. I woke up this morning with prayers of thanksgiving that September was over. The temperature dropped 10 degrees from yesterday and fall is definitely here. The waning light in the evenings is welcome, but also a harbinger that winter is coming//sorry about that link. couldn’t resist.// October is already looking up…

Sometimes You Just Have to Ride Things Out

Irene rolled through here during the last half of yesterday and over night. As I’m typing this, the rain is lessening outside and emails from friends checking in are coming in. Two natural disasters in one week (the earthquake and the storm) reminded me that sometimes all you can do is make the necessary preparations ahead of time and then ride it out.

pen stand.
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Speaking of riding things out, school starts for me on Wednesday. This will be my third (and last) fall semester and most of my summer to do list didn’t get done. Instead, I’ll spend the next few days and weeks making the necessary preparations (cleaning house, doing laundry, sleeping) so that when project start becoming due, all I have to do is work on them and ride it out.