I know this because it says so on the calendar and everywhere you go there is something PUMPKIN SPICE to buy. I also keep getting emails reminding me to buy new boots and sweaters.  Um, I’ll pass on those since my sandals will be fine until maybe February. And then I’ll just need socks for a day or two!  In theory I miss Fall, but in practice it is so much easier to now have to deal with weather changes.

I really know summer is over because next week we begin religious education, faith formation, parish school of religion or whatever you want to call them (except CCD, not ever CCD) classes.  I’m just about ready.  Of course, I’d be more ready if parents registered in a timely manner. But I fear that is a lost hope.

So let me re-cap my summer.  I work part time now as the DFF and beacham starting a new venture that will serve the Church.  My husband had a (relatively) minor procedure on his heart, we went on a cruise and purchased some lovely new artwork by Itzchak Tarkay and David Najar.  I read tons of books, some serious, many just for fun.  However, in light of the heart procedure I read and totally endorse, The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living by Stephen D. Phinney and Jeff S. Volek.  We are following the plan laid out and it’s working.  More slowly than we’d like, but it’s working.

I’ve been hearing “congratulations” quite often.  I’m not always sure why though, is it my husband’s ordination as a deacon or my son’s engagement to a wonderful young woman?  Either way, I’m counting my blessings and am awed by God’s goodness.

Summer is Over
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