It’s Labor Day weekend here in the United States, also known as Summer’s Last Hurrah. So let’s say goodbye to summer and hello to the autumn.
1. Share a highlight from this summer. (If you please, don’t just say “our vacation to the Canadian Rockies.” Give us a little detail or image. Help us live vicariously through you!)
Break out the bathing suits and the grapes, and join me in the jacuzzi as we feast our eyes on the German Alps… (breathe in… breathe out…)
Yes. And no. Yes… because I am excited about my internship and being that much closer to being DONE in May 2009! No… because just when the weather is getting NICE, I am stuck inside studying… and writing… and reading…
3. Name one or two things you’re looking forward to this fall.
Ohio State Football. Co-leading a mission trip to Poitiers, France.
4. Do you have any special preparations or activities to mark the transition from one season to another? (Cleaning of house, putting away summer clothes, one last trip to the beach)
Yes… For the last six years, I have taken our daughters down to the beach in South Carolina for a last, relaxing week before the summer crazies start up. It helps mark an ‘end’ to the summer, and gives us time to refresh the soul a little. Eventually, we will put away the tank tops and shorts and go find sweaters. But when it’s 90 degrees for the first few weeks of school, the wardrobe swap isn’t necessary! Yet.
5. I’ll know that fall is really here when…
…Christmas commercials start up in October!
…our gutters send a river through our basement.
…I stop wheezing and start sneezing.
…Ohio State football starts!!! (O-H!)