Friday, August 30, 2013

Celebrate the Small Things- The End of August

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My celebrations this week are short and simple:

I had a great birthday!  We played mini-golf, ate ice cream cake and enjoyed quiet, calm home-time.  It was just what I wanted.  I am especially grateful for my sweetie who made the day; my parents and in-laws who called me up to sing Happy Birthday, and all my friends who texted and posted happy messages on my Facebook page.  I felt loved and that's the best thing to feel on your birthday!

Summer Crickets  Every night when the sun starts to slink down in the sky and the air turns a little cooler the irritating buzz of cicadas is replaced by the smooth serenade of crickets.  I've been driving with my windows down a lot lately- it's better than anything playing on the radio.

Summer's Almost Over  My apologies to the kids who will soon be trudging back to school but for the rest of us who have to work all summer it's been pretty rotten.  The heat, the frequent rain storms and sauna-like humidity and all those damned cicadas I mentioned earlier.  Plus the two giant weddings that managed to suck up more otherwise free time than I even thought possible.  I am SO incredibly grateful for this summer to be over- really, I struggle to put it into words.
Plus, you know- fall is my favorite season so i'm gonna start getting giddy soon...

What are you all celebrating?  Leave a comment and let me know!

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  1. I'm glad summer is almost over!
    Glad your birthday was awesome.
    And cicadas are loud, aren't they?

  2. Glad you enjoyed your birthday! I'm ready for the summer to be over, too. Looking forward to the fresh crispness of Fall and to going outside without melting. :)

  3. How wonderful that you had such a nice birthday. Sounds like a perfect day. :)

    I'm so with you on summer. I LOVE fall - my favorite time of the year.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Happy belated birthday, glad you had a good time.

  5. I do love fall, and especially Halloween - the entire month of October, but then winter hits - and I don't like winter, although I'm hoping it will give me the time to finish book 3. Happy Belated Birthday - everyone should feel special on their birthday - it is their day!
    We didn't get the cicadas this year, at least not that many. Thank goodness, but the other - the humidity, and storms, oh yeah!
    I'm celebrating the fact that tomorrow is Saturday! :) Happy Weekend!

    1. You and I share muutal love (read: obsession) with Halloween.
      Good luck with book 3!

  6. Glad you had a great birthday. Yes summer is nearly over, back to work for me next week!

  7. Belated happy birthday! Here's to a beautiful fall for you.

  8. Happy Birthday!
    I LOVE mini golf! Any day that has mini golf and ice cream in it is a great day. ^_^

  9. Glad you had a good birthday! I'm like you--I'm not sorry to see summer go. Fall is my favorite season as well, and I can't wait to feel that chill in the air! :)

  10. Happy Birthday, Beverly.
    Our summer over here in L.A. will be a while. Still going strong at 103 degrees, and probably will for some time, before we venture into the 90s 80s. But I'm glad for you. Cheers.


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