Last day of summer

You do realize this, right? Autumn officially starts tomorrow. I vote that everybody eat some ice cream today. Tomorrow we’ll start making soup.

Got to watch stepson C’s soccer game yesterday and it was a gorgeous day so even if they sort of lost, it didn’t matter. He played really well and we had a blast. Today is writing, bill-paying, errands, and more parent-care. I’m still pacing around my WIP’s ending, trying to bring all of the storylines into a tight conclusion. There are parts of it I really like now. It is very tempting to send out these favorite parts to my editor, but then she’d ask “So where’s the rest?” and I’d have to shuffle, stare at my toes, and mutter some stupid excuse. So I have to hold on to the WHOLE thing until it is 100% finished. Gah.

There is a wasp on my window right now. I am hoping he doesn’t notice me here. I am getting a little paranoid at all these insect encounters I’ve been having.

We went to the gym again this morning so we feel achy, but virtuous.

33 Replies to “Last day of summer”

  1. It’s funny you should bring up the changing seasons, because when I stepped outside 20 minutes ago, I thought, “My God! It finally smells like fall!” Also, for the first time in about 4 months, it’s not so humid that I stick to things. And I just checked weather.com and we only have 2 more days of highs over 80 degrees.

    *happy fall dance*
    *happy soup dance*

  2. It’s funny you should bring up the changing seasons, because when I stepped outside 20 minutes ago, I thought, “My God! It finally smells like fall!” Also, for the first time in about 4 months, it’s not so humid that I stick to things. And I just checked weather.com and we only have 2 more days of highs over 80 degrees.

    *happy fall dance*
    *happy soup dance*

  3. It’s funny you should bring up the changing seasons, because when I stepped outside 20 minutes ago, I thought, “My God! It finally smells like fall!” Also, for the first time in about 4 months, it’s not so humid that I stick to things. And I just checked weather.com and we only have 2 more days of highs over 80 degrees.

    *happy fall dance*
    *happy soup dance*

  4. wasps

    Ick on the wasps and the insect encounters. I hate wasps. Hate them with a passion. We have a bee hive in our old tree in the front yard and I’m fine with that. The bees I don’t mind. They do their thing and don’t bother us but the wasps are just plain mean and attack for no reason.

    Anyway, yesterday a friend told me that a pest guy told him to get one of those yellow jacket traps (which the wasps don’t use) and put a small amount of tuna in it. Put it AWAY from the house because it will draw more but evidently the wasps like tuna and go into the traps. I haven’t tried it yet but I will this weekend.

    Good luck.

  5. wasps

    Ick on the wasps and the insect encounters. I hate wasps. Hate them with a passion. We have a bee hive in our old tree in the front yard and I’m fine with that. The bees I don’t mind. They do their thing and don’t bother us but the wasps are just plain mean and attack for no reason.

    Anyway, yesterday a friend told me that a pest guy told him to get one of those yellow jacket traps (which the wasps don’t use) and put a small amount of tuna in it. Put it AWAY from the house because it will draw more but evidently the wasps like tuna and go into the traps. I haven’t tried it yet but I will this weekend.

    Good luck.

  6. wasps

    Ick on the wasps and the insect encounters. I hate wasps. Hate them with a passion. We have a bee hive in our old tree in the front yard and I’m fine with that. The bees I don’t mind. They do their thing and don’t bother us but the wasps are just plain mean and attack for no reason.

    Anyway, yesterday a friend told me that a pest guy told him to get one of those yellow jacket traps (which the wasps don’t use) and put a small amount of tuna in it. Put it AWAY from the house because it will draw more but evidently the wasps like tuna and go into the traps. I haven’t tried it yet but I will this weekend.

    Good luck.

  7. *sigh* And i’ve been hoping it would warm up enough to wash the dog outside one more time before fall. I don’t think it’s going to happen.

    I can identify with wanting to share the good parts. Fortunately one of my critique partners and i both like to say “look what i’ve done”, so i send my good bits to her and she sends hers to me. 🙂

  8. *sigh* And i’ve been hoping it would warm up enough to wash the dog outside one more time before fall. I don’t think it’s going to happen.

    I can identify with wanting to share the good parts. Fortunately one of my critique partners and i both like to say “look what i’ve done”, so i send my good bits to her and she sends hers to me. 🙂

  9. *sigh* And i’ve been hoping it would warm up enough to wash the dog outside one more time before fall. I don’t think it’s going to happen.

    I can identify with wanting to share the good parts. Fortunately one of my critique partners and i both like to say “look what i’ve done”, so i send my good bits to her and she sends hers to me. 🙂

  10. Goodness.. where has summer gone? Hard to believe that it’s over. =

    I love going to soccer and/or football games in the fall, assuming that the weather is nice. It’s not too hot, but if you’re lucky it’s not too cold, either.

    Reading your journal reminded me, today I found out that you’re coming to my college in March (I think) to speak at some event that.. I do not remember the name of. It’s an annual young adult thing at Western Washington University, so. That’s exciting.

  11. Goodness.. where has summer gone? Hard to believe that it’s over. =

    I love going to soccer and/or football games in the fall, assuming that the weather is nice. It’s not too hot, but if you’re lucky it’s not too cold, either.

    Reading your journal reminded me, today I found out that you’re coming to my college in March (I think) to speak at some event that.. I do not remember the name of. It’s an annual young adult thing at Western Washington University, so. That’s exciting.

  12. Goodness.. where has summer gone? Hard to believe that it’s over. =

    I love going to soccer and/or football games in the fall, assuming that the weather is nice. It’s not too hot, but if you’re lucky it’s not too cold, either.

    Reading your journal reminded me, today I found out that you’re coming to my college in March (I think) to speak at some event that.. I do not remember the name of. It’s an annual young adult thing at Western Washington University, so. That’s exciting.

  13. Just this morning I noticed the lengthening shadows that signify fall. I was so thrilled, autumn being my favorite season. Hard to figure, though, since it’s still in the 80’s here in south Jersey.

  14. Just this morning I noticed the lengthening shadows that signify fall. I was so thrilled, autumn being my favorite season. Hard to figure, though, since it’s still in the 80’s here in south Jersey.

  15. Just this morning I noticed the lengthening shadows that signify fall. I was so thrilled, autumn being my favorite season. Hard to figure, though, since it’s still in the 80’s here in south Jersey.

  16. Do you still live in a woodland area?
    Trust me, our house is….::shudders::.
    We have yellow jackets, wasps, & bees.
    Why, you may ask?
    1) Vegetable garden.
    2) Basketball hoop with many holes in the bars.
    3) Little spaces next to the gutters.

    I hate them. ::sprays the bees, wasps, & yellow jackets with killing foam::

  17. Do you still live in a woodland area?
    Trust me, our house is….::shudders::.
    We have yellow jackets, wasps, & bees.
    Why, you may ask?
    1) Vegetable garden.
    2) Basketball hoop with many holes in the bars.
    3) Little spaces next to the gutters.

    I hate them. ::sprays the bees, wasps, & yellow jackets with killing foam::

    1. The front half of my house faces woods (mosquitos, wasps, yellow jackets) and the back half faces meadow and famr land (mosquitos, flies, bees).

      A vicious group of wasps built a nest right outside my office window. If I put my ear to the wall, I can hear them plotting their next attack.

      1. Ain’t it lovely?
        Speaking of mosquitoes, have you ever seen black mosquitoes with white stripes on them? If so, RUN FAR FAR AWAY.
        I had to take antibiotics to get the bite to go away. Freaked me out.

  18. Do you still live in a woodland area?
    Trust me, our house is….::shudders::.
    We have yellow jackets, wasps, & bees.
    Why, you may ask?
    1) Vegetable garden.
    2) Basketball hoop with many holes in the bars.
    3) Little spaces next to the gutters.

    I hate them. ::sprays the bees, wasps, & yellow jackets with killing foam::

  19. The front half of my house faces woods (mosquitos, wasps, yellow jackets) and the back half faces meadow and famr land (mosquitos, flies, bees).

    A vicious group of wasps built a nest right outside my office window. If I put my ear to the wall, I can hear them plotting their next attack.

  20. The front half of my house faces woods (mosquitos, wasps, yellow jackets) and the back half faces meadow and famr land (mosquitos, flies, bees).

    A vicious group of wasps built a nest right outside my office window. If I put my ear to the wall, I can hear them plotting their next attack.

  21. Ain’t it lovely?
    Speaking of mosquitoes, have you ever seen black mosquitoes with white stripes on them? If so, RUN FAR FAR AWAY.
    I had to take antibiotics to get the bite to go away. Freaked me out.

  22. Ain’t it lovely?
    Speaking of mosquitoes, have you ever seen black mosquitoes with white stripes on them? If so, RUN FAR FAR AWAY.
    I had to take antibiotics to get the bite to go away. Freaked me out.

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