We are being teased with fall-like weather in these parts (I say teased because it may not last). The weekend was beautiful! beautiful! with highs in the 70's!!!! We opened the windows, turned the fans down a bit and enjoyed the beautiful light streaming in through our dirty windows. It seems that the expected highs for our area for the next week are staying in the 70' to low 80's. You have no idea how happy. this. makes. me!
I am ready for the sounds and smells of autumn and it could not be coming at a better time.
There is something about the physical change in the seasons that gets me geared up for cleaning. Which is a good thing, because our entire house needs it. Inside and out. Our project list seems to be growing, which even as we talk about things we'd like/need to do, I know its a joke. I'm guessing a third of it will get done by winter. If we're lucky. I'm talking about repainting rooms, tearing down the rotting front porch and building a larger, covered one in its place, and the endless yard maintenance that needs/should be done.
I spent much of the weekend in our bedroom. Cleaning/nesting, whatever you want to call it. One room down and it feels good to know that if I accomplish nothing else, the baby's space is prepared and inviting (and clean!). It was a good room to corner myself into even with the weather so nice. The light was perfect along with the breeze and in the evenings I sat in bed knitting listening to the crickets. Now that it's done, I'm not sure I will want to leave my room.
The other thing I did on Saturday was a little experiment. Matt bought this ginger ale on Friday and I had a sip that evening. WHOA! It had some kick to it. He jokingly said maybe it would induce me. I had a few sips through out the night and it really got that baby bouncing and moving. So on Saturday I had an entire bottle to myself, just to see if it would work.
Nope, it didn't. Potent ginger ale does not do the trick, but it was a pretty tasty treat!