At 11 a.m. I’m Waving At California

It’s September 2. Labor Day! Can’t wear those white pants anymore! (My mother’s rule.)

Yikes! This summer is slipping away fast. In May, when the sun begins to shine in my bedroom window at 5 a.m. and I can hear the cardinal in the backyard singing, it feels like there is infinite warmth ahead — lazy days of summer when I can walk barefoot and wear soft cotton t-shirts and turn off the thermostat for the season! The ground under my feet seems quite solid.

But the familiar summer ground is beginning to shift. The warm days are fewer, the nights are getting cooler, the tourists are finally leaving and traffic is a lot less of a hassle. School starts this week and a lot of people I know are heading back to classrooms as students and teachers.

As for me, my work day is not much different than it was in May. I still sit at my computer 6-8 hours a day. I know! I have to stand up and walk around once in a while. I’m becoming a slug. But I have good intentions!

I bought a new bicycle seat and a rack. They are in the garage with my bike. I look at them every once in a while and have great plans for taking a ride. Maybe later today! – In fact, that’s what I’ll do. I have an appointment with the Cotuit Town Dock’s Live Cam Corder for 11 a.m.  I promised my sister who lives in California that I would show up at the dock and wave at her. (She’s going to grab a screen shot and send it to me, so I’ll see how I look! – most exciting!)

In the meantime, I must get out and harvest the few tomatoes that are clinging to the three vines that have survived my gardening skills. And of course I have lots of odds and ends to do.

Appropriate for a labor day, though high dusting will have to wait.



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