I know the official end of summer is not until — oh, what is it? September 22 or somesuch. But, for all practical purposes, today is our last day of summer. Tomorrow, Sadie goes back to school, and the 9-month hamster wheel turns anew. I took her out of town this past weekend with one of her friends from church for a girls' getaway before we're locked back into that wretched schedule (can you tell that I have not reconciled myself even now to the non-homeschooling twist my plans have taken?). But, today is the last day of vacation.
Instead of cramming in "one-lasts" all day, we're downplaying it with hanging out at home. Really, we are pretty worn out from the weekend. And, my glorious, obliging Pacific Northwest came through for me with a chilly, rainy, gloomy, inside sort of day. I am tickled to death. I am thinking of soups and sweaters and cozy fireside reads on the couch with my favorite old, green blanket tucked in around my toesies. Autumn, autumn, blessed autumn!
Yeah, I guess I'm ready to say "good-bye" to summer.