I’m sorry . . . . but please help me understand where the heck this summer has gone! It seems like just yesterday we arrived on the island and unpacked our bags of clothes, plastic containers of “can’t live without this from home” items – and miles of charging cords to go with our iPhones, iPads, laptops, and AirPods. We opened the two boxes we’d shipped ahead that contained cold weather gear – coats, boots, scarves, gloves and wooly caps (some of which we’ve worn this past week). We had 18 glorious weeks ahead of us – 18!
Now we’re down to four . . . and I plan to soak up as much joy out of these next weeks as I possibly can.
Looking ahead I’m dreaming of cool/cold wood walks through bright fallen leaves, air that smells so crisp and chilled I almost want to take a sip of it, and evenings wrapped in a fleece blanket – listening to the winds of autumn whistle around the sides and up the stairwells of this condo building. I know from past experience this time will fly by at warp speed, and somehow I’d like to turn that whiplash sensation into the slow flow of molasses.
A few pics below from our weekend . . .
We had friends come in last week (and more this week) who all met through Bree’s Blog. Last Tuesday I met Joleen Griffin (Wisconsin) at Good Day Cafe for some Moomer’s ice cream. We went across the street, sat on the pink benches outside the Chippewa, and caught up on our lives. I’m so sorry we didn’t get a pic, Joleen. What was I thinking?
We are closely monitoring Hurricane Ian as it relates to our home in Flagler Beach and to the entire state of Florida. The last update is saying we will probably not be impacted by high winds, but we could have 8-15″ of rain. We did everything we could to prepare our home for hurricane season before we ever came north, but Sunset Inlet neighbors are already collecting sandbags, and some were added to our front door this afternoon. And so we wait.
Again . . . summer is ending swiftly now, but so looking forward to the beauty of fall!