This week for Ten on Tuesday - on the last official Tuesday of summer - Carole has us looking back at the five best things about our summer and ahead at five things we're looking forward to about fall.
Okay. So it hasn't been the best of summers here in my world. But . . . nestled among the angst and the sadness, there were some pretty brilliant moments.
1 -- Carole and Dale came to visit Tom and I here in Michigan.
2 -- I went on a fabulous trip to Scotland and Ireland with my sister. (Watch this space later this week, when my travel blogs begin again. I still have much to share about our trip.)
3 -- Erin visited for what was supposed to be a week, but turned into nearly two. (And at a very critical time. She was an angel.)
4 -- Tom and I visited Brian and Lauren in Boulder. (Thanks, Di.)
5 -- I was able to spend a lot of time with my mom, in what turned out to be the last months of her life.
As for fall? I'm looking forward to the change of seasons this year. Here's what I'm looking forward to:
6 -- Spending a bit of time up north. (I missed pretty much the whole summer at our cottage on the lake, but I can still spend a few wonderful fall weekends up there.)
7 -- Fall gardening. Transplanting and cleaning up; maybe even preparing a new border for next spring. I think I might even buy some more bulbs. (The question . . . Will I actually plant them???)
8 -- Planning my mom's memorial service and family Thanksgiving extravaganza. (We're rolling it all into one big week.)
9 -- Convincing Tom to buy a bike. (But don't hold your breath.)
10 -- Settling. (I'm not sure exactly what this means . . . but I feel a powerful need to do it!)
How about YOU? What was your best summer moment . . . and what are you looking forward to this fall?
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