Instead of allowing the fall/winter blues to set in this year I am trying something new. A new point of view. I began by verbally being thankful for summer, for the season and all it held for me... such as hot weather (which I adore so), our garden and all the canning I did, friends, family, just basically everything I was allowed to experience and hold dear during the season. I am now thankful for the coming season and welcoming it as a break from some of my work and deeds that summer holds. I am enjoying the sun coming up a little later (until the time changes). I held this as sort of a ritual and plan on doing the same on the last official day of fall. I think this will help my blues and maybe make them non-existent. Last night we had a friend over from Texas that I haven't seen in a long long time. We laughed, talked, had supper and really enjoyed our time together which was awesome and a great way to spend the last day of summer... with a great person and sharing.
Also yesterday, to welcome fall at the day care, I printed out outlines of leaves on white card stock for myself and the kids to color. I then cut out a circle from card board and glued the colored leaves on it making a fall wreath for our back door. It turned out lovely. The kids also colored pictures of a squirrel with an acorn and leaves that says "Autumn" to hang on the door.
Welcoming the season ahead by acknowledging the blessings that the previous season held is giving me a bit of a different outlook on the colder months ahead. Maybe I will allow myself to enjoy them a little more.
Had to involve refreshments of grape kool aid and chocolate animal crackers.
Me and Precious Sass!
By the way... we found a new home for sweet Gypsy. I miss her so much but she now has a home on fifteen acres, with a horse, other dogs and most importantly a boy of eight which I know her soul needed. It makes me sad and happy at the same time. Her new owner has sent me a picture of her. I feel they will love her. I had a harder time with it than I thought I would. This morning Kate seemed to really notice that her playmate wasn't there so I played frisbee with her in my robe outside for a bit even though I was short on time.
Here's a little tune from one of my favorite movies Practical Magic. Good for the season change.