It would seem that Summer's hold has at last been broken.
Although September in truth is warmer in our corner of the nation than June, making the days feel as though the sun will stay awhile longer... the nights are downright chilly, and mornings are becoming damp and foggy.
I had candles burning just a few days ago, to help ward off the gloomy outdoors.
Meanwhile, I'm up to my chin in cucumbers and green beans, and therefore have been spending lots of time picking, cleaning, preserving for winter.
Yearning for soup and sweater weather, yet still holding out hope that the sun will stick around long enough for the tomatoes and pumpkins to ripen.
We're settling into our new school-time routine, parting ways each morning, having different adventures throughout the day, then enjoying each other all the more in the afternoon for having missed the time together.
I've been blessed by my Mama with a promise to watch the littlest once a week while I lend a hand in the First-grader's classroom. It has been a bit exhausting, spending so much time with all of those energetic bodies, but I couldn't be more thrilled to share in a part of his life, and do as much as I can to help the teacher and staff.
You might notice that I've been a bit less wordy, and have missed more days than usual here on this blog. My routine has been turned on its head, but I'll find a new groove soon, I'm sure. I always do.