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We had a hot, sticky day today, the kind of day that made me wonder where it was in July and August. I was just starting to come to terms with the onset of autumn, and here I am, nostalgic again for the long days of summer. As much as I like fall with its apples, squash, and crisp days that require cozy sweaters, it takes me awhile to say goodbye to summer…..and endless tomatoes and peaches.
Fall means football, and in our case, it means Gang Green with the newly acquired Brett Favre. Matt is an avid Jets fan, like his whole family and group of childhood friends. After being on the waiting list for twelve years, he finally has season tickets. The reason that I am so excited about the start of the season is that his going to the games (and watching the away ones with friends) allows me to luxuriate in my quiet Sundays alone. Yes, I love my husband and enjoy spending time with him, but I also like having a day to myself. This also means we can’t do house projects on Sundays…see next paragraph.
Just in case you didn’t know (or were planning on visiting us soon), we are in the middle of a total rehaul of our front room/living/dining room space. This entails installing new lights and electrical, building a closet, moving the wood stove, and putting in a ceiling. We are currently working on the ceiling. Actually, sanding the slats of maple lasted the entire duration of Matt’s summer vacation. Now I am finishing each one with a water-based polyurethane. It will be the most beautiful hand-sanded, hand-finished ceiling that you have ever seen, I promise…but don’t plan on seeing it anytime soon.
I was talking to a very good friend the other day, and she has also been canning this summer. Since we both made peach jam, we have decided that we should do an exchange. This opened up the idea that maybe others have a couple of jars that are looking for a new home…and a desire to taste the fruits of someone else’s labor! It would be fun to coordinate a jam swap, so let me know if you’re interested. P.S. I would also be up for the swapping of other items….like fun old buttons or fabric. No children, please.