Wednesday, August 13, 2008
It's That Time of Year
This picture was taken about a month ago, and is my gardening pride and joy. For those of you reading long enough, you'll remember that last year's pumpkin efforts garnered a perhaps C- score. I came away with a couple white mini pumpkins and I think two normal size ones, but it was certainly a weak showing.
This year, I've been highly attentive to my little babies. I've used product to keep fungus away and have tried to water early enough so that it doesn't mold overnight. My efforts have proved "fruitful" (or is it vegetable-full?!) as it appears that I have at least 8 shot-put sized little pumpkins growing..... This makes me very happy.
As the pumpkins mature, however, it makes me realize how close we are getting to the end of summer. For the sake of needing to re-set better habits and routines, I'm ready. For the sake of embracing the feel of the harvest season and all things cozy that goes with it, I'm ready. But, I'm not ready to turn the easy laughter I'm hearing these days from Brayden into whining and tears as the morning wake-ups and pressures of school kick in. I'm not ready to lose my faithful daily companion for the last 6 years to a full day of school. (I'm telling myself right now, "DO NOT CRY!"). And, honestly, I'm not quite ready to tell you how I'll be spending my time while she's gone.....(I think I'll be postponing any major decisions until January....)
So, I'll end my post with those questions that have been on the minds of so many minds these days. What are you looking forward to with the change of seasons and what are you dreading?