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Friday, September 06, 2013

I think Summer's over



I worked in the library at school today. The rain poured down accompanied by thunder and lightning. Most unusual for our region. The library was stuffy and I opened the windows. What lovely, fresh scented air blew through. Flowers are looking bedraggled with rain. 

Now that I'm home, the skies have cleared and there's some sun. Still, I think that summer is packing her bags and leaving. I hope she vacillates a little more, don't you?
 

Some sewing of couch cushion covers - the easiest way I know to change up a living room. I made a big cover from the blue fabric that shows the bird print to advantage, but alas, the photo also showed that I hadn't pressed the fabric very well. Tsk, tsk.




And it's our son's birthday today - one with a zero on the end! I look at this photo and cannot believe how the years have flown by. Such a cliché, but nonetheless true. Now he's the father of our Little Miss A. Oh dear. I have to stop here before I get maudlin and teary. Too late. Happiest of Happy Birthdays, Travis with much, much love.




15 comments:

  1. Mothers are allowed at least a moment of emotion on each child's birthday - even two moments!
    Yes, I believe summer has flown. My roses are having a second big bloom, and drooping from the rain. I am looking forward to being allowed to light a fire soon as the nights close in earlier each evening.

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  2. Happy birthday to your son! Time does fly by!

    Your pillows look wonderful - it is a quick way to change things up!

    We are having a cool day, which is delightful. Turned the a/c to off and opened the windows! I could live like this year round!

    Deanna

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  3. Love those pillows!

    Oh yes those rainy day fragrances... it makes one feel cleansed and reborn.

    What a sweet photo of your son, I almost feel those tears choking up, there is something so very precious of watching someone sleep, and especially when it's someone near and dear.

    Now he's a dad and doing the same thing, I bet, with his little one. Happy Birthday to him.


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  4. After that wild weather I have to agree that summer is making her dsappearing act!
    Where does the time go? I look at my son as a father and marvel at what a fabulous job he is doing and I feel very proud.
    Happy Birthday to your son.

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  5. How lovely is a breeze scented with rain...I'm sure that it was refreshing for all of you. Hope that Travis enjoyed a very happy birthday. He sure was a cute little boy. Having him return to those days would mean saying goodbye to three people: the man he has become, his sweet little girl, and his lovely wife. Nope. Not worth the trade. Course they could slow down a bit...

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  6. Adoring that cushion, I do love turquoise...

    We had a thunderstorm this morning that left dirt marks 3 feet up the side of the house...that's how hard it rained. I am not a thunderstormer...

    Summer is still hanging on here, going to be around 27 in the next few days.

    Jen

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  7. Happy birthday to Travis, they all grow up so quickly! A fellow Virgo, can't go wrong there! We are waiting for some promised rain and a chill in the air tomorrow. Can't wait! xx

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  8. The weather is certainly changing to Fall weather, much cooler overnight and morning but lovely in the afternoons. I have the same blue material as on your cushion, but mine is made into a camera bag.

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  9. It has been so hot in our part of Alberta! Suppose to cool down a little bit though. Yes, summer may be winding down, the leaves are starting to change even! Lovely pillows by the way! Take care.

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  10. It really felt like fall today and last night it went down to 5C. Your new cushions are lovely. The grey/blue is pretty and I like the prints on them. What a precious photo of your son. It's hard to imagine our kids grown with their own kids by times. Where do the years go? Enjoy the weekend.

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  11. Love the cushion covers! Happy birthday to your Travis! Yes, the grow up much too fast!!! My son is 31...... where does the time go? ... and ... about summer.... I wish it would live here immediately! ha!

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  12. Oh, I can get teary at the drop of a hat...and marking the passage of time since a dear one's birth can tug right at the heartstrings. Happy Birthday to Travis!

    For some reason, the changes of season have sneaked up on me lately. Maybe because I have been appreciating the season I'm in, until all of a sudden the next one is here! Little glimpses of autumn are everywhere...

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  13. This is the sweetest post, Lorrie; I love the dear picture of your son as a little boy! Our son turned 23 last month; I still can't believe it.

    I LOVE your photo of the pink Cosmos; they're some of my favorite flowers! You did a great job with the cushion covers, Lorrie; I'll be glad when my sewing skills are good enough to make some at our house (just recently learned to sew). :)

    Hugs to you,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  14. I'm your newest follower, Lorrie. :-D Have a wonderful weekend!

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  15. You almost have me teary .. knowing where you are at. I love Grover in his arms.
    We had a favorite Teddy here. He is still here.

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