When I was in school, September was always special—I loved getting back into the routine—seeing old friends, new books, fresh pencils and paper. Now it’s a little different. We come home from Lakeside Labor Day week-end and get everything unpacked, laundered, and put away, then begin with fall routine at church , committees, aerobics class and volunteering. And because our anniversary and my birthday are within 8 days of each other there seems to a flurry of fun things to do. So that I don’t forget, and can bring the memories out like beads to admire, here is my September summary:
3rd: First aerobics class begins for the fall. Back to PDHC to volunteer after a summer off.
4th: New class on Thursday nights at UALC Lytham taught by Pastor Eric Waters, The Divine Drama
5th: Watching our old deck come down and our new deck go up.
7th: New series in Sunday School class Lytham, UALC, with Steve Bruns
11th: Trip to Blennerhassett Island in West Virginia with our Conestoga group.
12th: Dinner at Rusty Bucket with our daughter.
17th: Dinner for PDHC at Villa Milano
19th: Dinner with members of the UALC Visual Arts Ministry at Rusty Bucket with Ken and Connie, Steve and Tamra, Mary, and us. Free decadent dessert (for me) passed around the group.
20th: Trip to Mansfield, Ohio for Ohio Watercolor Society travelling show with Ned and Rosalie.
21st: Sunday brunch at our daughter’s home—with wonderful left overs for Monday—egg and potato/cheese casserole with ham, fresh fruit mix, biscuits, Irish coffee.
22nd: Lunch with Nancy at Old Bag of Nails.
25th: Emerson Burkhart show at Ohio History Connection with our Conestoga group with Joan and Jerry
26th: Dinner at Rusty Bucket (looks like we’re in a rut) with Joan and Jerry. Shopping for new kitchen appliances—double wall oven, microwave and dishwasher. Sticker shock, but needs to be done.Update: The appliances at Best Buy came to right around $3600 with 5 year warranties. I wish we had 5 year warranties. New microwave, new double wall ovens, and new dishwasher. Now we have to shop for some wall tile for a back splash and new fixtures for the sink.
And of course, some spectacular weather, cool in the morning, high 70s by evening, perfect for walking our lovely grounds.