Be still, my heart!!! September is nearly here and I have been preparing for tomorrow all day today!
I just now finished putting the fruitcake cookie dough together.
This year I am adding a new cookie to the mix - mincemeat.
My step son dearly loves mincemeat so I divided my traditional fruitcake cookie dough in half and added reconstituted mincemeat plus a TON of chopped pecans to it instead of the candied fruit.
I am looking forward to how they turn out in the morning.
I nearly always make the dough up on the last day of August so I can get right to baking them when I wake up.
I prepared for September in other ways today, too!
Sprucing up some garland and spray painting some brown paper bags to make into 'pumpkins' with the grands. Actually, the spray paint doesn't do very well on the paper so I will use craft paint applied with a brush if I make more.
Our fall cups are set out and waiting.
I have had the pumpkin cup for over 20 years and use it every fall.
It is slightly chipped but I still treasure it!
I hung up the big spider web out by the lower deck.
Last year it was on the front door.
Seldom does anything go in the same place from year to year!
I even planned ahead to Quad Wednesday with all the 'supplies' for play and learning!
Neil Diamond Cd's are sitting by the stereo ready to load.
My fall candles are waiting to be lit.
The house is clean and all dressed up to welcome September!
I was torn between waiting up for her to arrive or go to bed early.
I've chosen to go to bed so I can get up sooner and enjoy every extra minute!
I got side tracked for a little while going back to read all my September posts since 2010.
Tomorrow I will probably take down some of my journals from years past and reread them.
I have always celebrated September First for as long as I can remember!
I guess the only real 'tweaking' I did this year was to add the mincemeat cookies!
Since September arrives on a Tuesday, it will be like a real party over here!
If YOU are in the neighborhood, please stop by and party with me!
Art class will be here and we are going to have some great food and lots of cookies!!!
Now I am going to hurry up and sleep so I can hurry up and WAKE up!!!