Saturday, September 27, 2008

September Song

I always think of September as a gentle time, when the colors are throttling up for October and nights are cool. A good time for most things. High school football and crispy apples and the delicious smells that are peculiar to autumn. The cornfields are emptying out and the air is...well, cleansing, I guess. I can't think of a better word.

I had foot surgery this month, so I'm on a long, meandering sick leave. I could work, yes, but I can't stand up for eight hours, which is what my job entails. I must admit, I like being home, working on my laptop before daylight and sitting on the front porch with the cats. I'm even enjoying some TV, which I never do, and watching old movies, which I always do.

Speaking of movies, Paul Newman passed away today. My condolences go out to his family. And to all of us. He was a loving and giving man.

The boyfriend and I spent a few days in Vermont early this month, getting some quality Pappaw and Nana time with Fionnegan, the youngest of our six grands, and his parents. We're planning an Ireland trip in 2009. I can't wait, but I'm scared too--I don't even have a passport!

Book of my month is COURTING MISS ADELAIDE, by Indiana's own Janet Dean. Janet writes with September gentleness and joy. This is her debut book, but it won't be her last!

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