I am thinking... about thinking about Christmas. It feels a bit early for this, but if I want to do or give anything handmade this year, I'm going to have to get a move on. I don't know... maybe this can wait until after Halloween.
I am thankful for... this quiet time that I get in the morning. It's almost time for the kids to get up and for life to start (breakfast, chores, school), but for now, it's quiet and that's nice.
I am going...to the fair tomorrow! Even though it's rather late in the season for a fair, it feels a bit like summer's last hurrah. I'm looking forward to seeing how the girls and I did with our fair entries. I'm not really expecting much, but it will be nice to know.
I am reading... or actually, re-reading the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon. I saw her at the book festival this past weekend (you know, the same one where I saw Ree Drummond). It was hot, the lines were long, but I had the best time. I had gone on my own and stood on line to get my book signed by Ms. Gabaldon. While on line (which was thankfully well-shaded), I got to talking to four other ladies around me. I have never geeked out about a book with a group of like-minded people before. It was such fun to discuss all the many characters and what we loved/didn't love about the stories. Total book geeks!
I am hoping... well, I could go back to the whole fair thing and hope that I won at least some sort of mention on one of my photos. I'm also hoping that the fall will be as wonderful as I want/hope/expect it will be.
Around the house... I'm working on cleaning out and organizing cupboards, junk drawers and closets. That could potentially take all year, but I'll do what I can today.
A picture I would like to share... here are a few from the past week that I never got around to posting.
From my spot that was quite literally at her feet.
A shot of the book festival taken as an afterthought as I was on my way to the metro station.
Watching the parade.
Quincy on the Key Club float.
Quincy in her homecoming dress.
Natalie and Kevin lookin good.