"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible. " - When Harry Met Sally
i spend the week in wedding mode, running errands,
making lists on sticky notes and making piles in my office.
the kids have taken away the normal stress of a wedding,
by keeping it simple and there are moments when i wonder
what i am forgetting to do. . .
i talk with Jordan, who assures me over and over,
all is good, and so i relax
and enjoy the process.
the dog and i take to the yard in the afternoons,
spending time deadheading, cleaning up for fall
and laying on the grass.
i welcome fall with open arms
and decided, without a doubt,
it is my favorite season.
“I loved autumn, the one season of the year that God seemed to have put there just for the beauty of it.”
― Lee Maynard
three things ::
Basil has a new bow tie for the wedding
something broke off of me this week, in a good way, and i let it go
simple is good
“Happiness is a warm puppy.”
― Charles M. Schulz
i look up when exactly fall equinox is this year,
and find this. . .
Sept. 22 is the autumnal equinox, the time when the sun crosses the celestial equator, the imaginary line in the sky that corresponds to the earth's equator. The autumnal equinox – also known as the September or southward equinox – occurs between the 21st and 24th of September each year.
On the equinox, the sun rises directly in the east and sets directly in the west with a location above the equator illuminating the Earth from pole to pole. Before the autumnal equinox, the sun rises and sets more to the north; afterwards it shifts more southward.
here in the PNW it happened at 7:21 this morning
and i realize i was having my latte, thinking about packing
because we are leaving today for the wedding.
i watch as the leaves start to turn, i watch as they start to fall around us,
and it dawns on me that fall is a time for letting go, releasing things
that have become a burden. it is a natural part of life's cycle.
there is beauty and excitement in letting go and opening
myself up and getting out of my own way.
and i find pure joy. . .
how was your week?