Saying farewell to the summer season
Labor Day will be here next Monday and another milestone in time will erode. It seems when you think about it this ends the wonderful lazy days of summer.
It’s a melancholy type of holiday (at least it seems to be for me). We know that fall is a few days down the calendar. School will begin and all the carefree days of summer are gone. We tell ourselves there are still a few summer days left, but we know that the sands in the hourglass have about reached the bottom and it won’t be long before we will be closed in the house and we will be in it. However I’m not one to predict anything, but with the cool days and nights in this month that is not really normal for August, I can’t help but wonder if we won’t have much warmer temperatures in September and still an extension of summer. Time will tell.
We know that with September, we begin to look ahead to a brighter outlook on the holiday on Monday. It is one of the last of summer, but it still gives us a lot more time for cookouts and picnics. For some it is a family get together before the kids will leave for college if they haven’t already or perhaps in some families the get-together came a little early because of the early entrance in college. But if the family (all of it) will have one last big cookout for this year because of the season and also because it is that one last long summer weekend.
It will also be the time for thinking about closing up the summer camp, once again a thought that always makes you feel sad because that is your summer hideaway and a place where you can relax and have fun. You still have many warm weekends but the children are all tied up with school projects and it’s just not the same.
There are a few weekends left to get some of those summer projects which you started in the spring thinking you would have them all wrapped up during the long summer and guess what? They aren’t completed yet, so...you better get busy. I’m wrapping mine up. I still have my back door steps to paint and I’m wondering, what kind of paint do I use on cement? When I painted them a couple years ago I used some oil based paint and it has flaked off. Was it the wrong paint (which I have been told is wrong) or was it the rock salt during the icy times in winter? I have been told both, so I will have to ask someone who knows in the paint department.
Back in the olden days (not many do it anymore) my grandmother used to start her fall house cleaning the day after Labor Day. Today women don’t even do spring housecleaning anymore. Perhaps it’s because times changed and we now have much more modern equipment for this task, better materials in the house that stay clean longer and wipe off easier that don’t need attention as in former days...we live in a much easier way of life with newer improvements that scientists created to help in doing all sorts of things to help save time. When asked why women don’t do major cleaning today, they just reply, “it gets done when the room is done over updating it.” Good answer!
Enjoy our last holiday weekend for summer 2017, relax, pray for good weather. Haven’t we been blessed the past couple of weeks with beautiful weekends?