My all time favorite day of the entire year finally arrived!!
The very first thing I did was change the perpetual calendar!!
Ah, September at last!
I turned the coffee pot on (pumpkin spice flavored!) and while it brewed I cued the CD player and put a few of the Pumpkin Snaps on a pretty fall plate.
This is my treasured fall coffee cup and I always use it on September first. It's chipped but I well remember the day I bought it at Marshall Pottery in Marshall, Texas. Amber was about 10 years old so that makes it 21 years old. We had another home schooling family with us and were traveling in my big conversion van. After shopping and before getting back on the highway to come home, we pulled in to a small campground they had right there by Marshall Pottery. I had a small coffee pot in the van ( I could have set up housekeeping in a moment's notice right there in that van!) and I had also bought some gourmet flavored coffee - so we brewed us up a pot right there while our kids gathered pine cones and played. Originally I had two of these but one broke a few years ago.
Anyway!!! I played September Morn for the very first time as I sat in the white rocker and sipped my coffee!
I have been celebrating September First for as long as I can remember!
The traditions have pretty much remained the same......
Neil Diamond singing September Morn,
Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Fruitcake Cookies and Fall Decorations!
I made the muffins just before lunch and will make the cookies tomorrow.
I had a little surprise when I heard someone at the door.....
Sherry and Ruth Ann had been out to lunch and noticed a field of sunflowers next door to the restaurant. They picked a bouquet for me and brought them over!!
That just MADE my day!!
I have been inspecting these blooms closely as I am painting sunflowers.
I see now what I need to do with the centers on mine!
This was a good day for having a friend over for lunch!
Brenda and I both have September birthdays making this her favorite month as well as mine!
I'd like to wish another friend a happy birthday TODAY!!! Linda is a blogging buddy from Oregon.
Happy BIRTHDAY, Linda!!!
I forgot what kind of flowers these are but I planted two bushes beside the upper kitchen deck and they just bloom like crazy! More so every year!
I went out here to cheer my heart before I went to the front yard again this evening.
I used the weed whacker and hedge trimmers until my arms ached.
That loud buzzing is LOCUSTS!!
I was too tired to rake up the trimmings or even blow them into a pile.
I just staggered to the trunk of the car and stowed the equipment in there until tomorrow!
You can see more of the stone walls now!
Louis Dean wasn't able to help me. I didn't even let him come outside to see what I had accomplished.
He's still down with a really bad allergy attack. The ragweed has been up and both of us are sensitive to that. Thank goodness I'm not suffering as much as he is.
One more set of pajamas - DONE!
Only two more left to stitch up tomorrow.
I cut this one a bit longer since Kailey is a bit taller than the other two girls.
Logan is shooting up now, too!
It's been a wonderful day!
And guess WHAT???
God has given us THIRTY September Mornings every single year!!!
I'm going to celebrate all month!