Can you even believe the thirty days of September 2011 are over?
Last night I sat and pondered about what exactly I did in September. I feel like the whole year is made to support the month of September and now (gasp) it’s gone.
I love September…it’s fresh scrubbed from summer with kids with their school supplies and new clothes. I love the way the light changes from the start of the month to the end of the month. It makes me feel optimistic.
But it’s gone now. Did I do enough to deserve being optimistic?
There’s that old saying of “learn something everyday” and I do like to learn.
It turns out September was a worthy month, moreso than normal.
I’ll start my list with an incident that happened in the dining room. It was kind of gross and it will probably make you never want to eat at my house ever...through all the sands of time.
We knew after our inspection the exhaust pipe in the dining room closet from the furnace needed to be replaced. We made a list to the sellers of what we wanted them them to repair. Choosing our battles, we opted to have the pipe done ourselves. Doing this I learned insulated pipe is really expensive. But that isn’t the gross part.
The gross part is soon after the pipe was done there was a terrible smell. A really, really bad smell. We thought a mouse might have been trapped in the new pipe. For days. But in the end it was in the closet, amongst my dishes and serving platters. Did I tell you it smelled really bad? It smelled really bad. I’m not sure I will ever get over it.
During September I finished Oliver Wiswell. Are you tired of me mentioning this book? I would be afraid to tell you to read it as it is very long and kind of drags on in some parts. But it changed my life. I think it has to do with my love for New England and history and completely having my mind expanded in learning about the revolutionary war. I still think about this book every day.
At the beginning of the month I turned 39. It’s really close to 40.
38-39 is the age when I noticed things change.
I don’t feel old, but I feel older.
There are green veins in my legs.
Young movie stars seem ridiculous.
I like to go to bed when it gets dark.
I appreciate simple.
I hope you are having a great weekend, I’m glad we have a whole day tomorrow, too. Weekends are so great!