Thursday, September 4, 2014

Looking Ahead

September took its sweet time getting here, but I am terribly grateful for its arrival. 

We had what might be the last day in the 90°s yesterday, per the weatherman. 

Today it's only getting into the mid 70°s and I watched the first Canadian Geese V formation fly overhead on this morning's walk as they make their way from Canada to us.

Looking forward to the fall stuff already on the calendar. 

Tomorrow, Sam turns 19. 

Saturday, Nick plays his first game of the season, in brand new #55, and we're flying down to be there. Will get to see Marci and Ren as well as Nick and Ali, and eat pie at the Monument Cafe. That should offset leaving the beautiful temperatures of Colorado for the infernal heat of Austin for just 36 hours, right?

With the weather turning cooler fast and the wet summer, it also appears the Aspen trip will be in mid-to-late September this year. Hoping to get to camp at Mom and Dad's in the cool night air among the gold.

Amber and I have been plotting the fall months ahead of time, which is unusual for us. We typically get together and plan something a week or two in advance. But now, we've secured our Paint Nite spot for the end of September at the Rio Grande, where we can also feast on Mexican food; we've reserved our spots for Chihuly Nights at Denver Botanic on Sunday, November 2 (the night of the end of daylight savings, no less), AND made reservations for our long awaited, postponed, dual birthday overnight at the Stanley Hotel the first weekend in December.

The only month we haven't settled on is October, and that's mainly because I'm gone to Albuquerque for the Balloon Fiesta the first weekend with Sam and Marci and then in Houston in the middle of the month, which Xs out several weekends. The Balloon weekend should be great fun, now that we've figured out how it works from last year's crazy mistakes. We're also working in a Breaking Bad tour as well as breakfast in Santa Fe, so that'll be a whirlwind three days. The Houston trip will include a return to HPL, the Leader offices, as well as San Jac Library and the Pasadena Citizen Newspaper, plus a Saturday HS mini-reunion of sorts at the Dobie versus Dawson (Pearland) football game at our old stadium. 

As I was writing out the Fall plans, my email notification sounded with my daily "Note from the Universe". Good timing.


September's Baccalaureate
A combination is
Of Crickets -- Crows -- and Retrospects
And a dissembling Breeze

That hints without assuming --
An Innuendo sear
That makes the Heart put up its Fun

And turn Philosopher

~Emily Dickinson


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