Coming to an end.

Well, summer is coming to an end. Soon, school will be starting and my beloved will be headed back to work. I'm looking forward to this fall because he won't be working so many hours. The past two years he's been gone for 12 hours. (every school day) That makes for a long day! It made me appreciate the weekends though and I did learn a lot while he was away. I've got a new perspective on several things.

I've been really pleased with the garden this year. Let me say first of all, that we don't grow a show garden. It isn't for looks, and probably won't win any awards. But it keeps us fed for the season and that makes me happy. We haven't had to buy any vegetables since spring and that saves a lot of money on the grocery budget.

I get amazed each time I pick a vegetable from the garden. To think we started with a seed in the ground and have fruit now to pick. Beloved and I picked green beans the other evening and filled up an ice cream bucket full and it was such a wonderful feeling!

I'm looking forward to the day we can stop buying meat from the grocery store. But that all takes time and for now I'm content.

I haven't done much sewing this summer. I think in the fall I'll drag my sewing machine back out and have some fun sewing days.

My knitting has sort of been put on hold right now too. I still occasionally crochet a shawl but not working on starting or finishing any extra projects right now. (besides the shawls I donate to the hospital)  I suppose when the weather gets cooler I may pull out my socks to knit.

There is coming a day when I'll get more serious about purging this home and freeing it of its non-necessities. I can feel it in the air, but it's not time yet. :-) But when that day comes, it will be a glorious one!

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