“Caught in the doldrums of August we may have regretted the departing summer, having sighed over the vanished strawberries and all that they signified. Now, however, we look forward almost eagerly to winter’s approach. We forget the fogs, the slush, the sore throats an the price of coal, we think only of long evenings by lamplight, of the books which we are really going to read this time, of the bright shop windows and the keen edge of the early frosts.”
September is here! This may be my favorite month of the year, my love of the winter holidays notwithstanding. We’ve still got the summer sunlight for a while yet, but you can start to taste autumn on your tongue. This past weekend was suddenly noticeably cooler, and the leaves in our neighborhood are starting to go gold around the edges. Britain being Britain, I’m sure we’ll get some kind of freak heat wave (or indeed a freak blizzard!) before Mother Nature settles into the usual rhythms, but I’m ready for it when she does.
This month is going to be frantic. We’re officially all systems go for the move this weekend and I’m going to be boxing and packing every evening of this week in preparation. I’ve hired movers and we pick up the keys on Saturday…pray for us!
Meanwhile Jeff is dealing with the minor busy season that comes halfway through the financial year and my work projects are kicking back into overdrive as people return from their August holidays away. There are some big and bold tasks on the horizon, mostly fun I’m pleased to say! I’m trying to fight any feelings of overwhelm in favour of looking at the big picture possibilities.
This month, I’m determined to stay as calm as possible in the middle of a lot of potential chaos. Let’s channel any drama into our lipstick choices, find ways to marry cozy with comfy with stylish, and enjoy the in-between time of transitions. If there’s mess, let’s at least try to make it look good in the process.
What mood are you going for this month, kittens? What are your priorities? What are you looking forward to?