As the summer draws to a close and the temperature levels off somewhat I have to look back a bit to think how much has gone on in just a few short months. At the beginning of summer season in May we celebrated Ripley’s 1st birthday, a fine time and we were happy everyone could come. June became a flurry of activity as we had our Anniversary, my birthday, and I got to celebrate Father’s day with my family. Then comes July and the temperature has risen and the city is in full Summer swing, moving steadily to August where the temperatures peak. We also had Barbara come down and stay with us for a visit. I love when Barbara comes down first she brings heaven knows what treats for us from Niagara Falls, NY but then she settles in and while she’s on “vacation” we kinda of have a sense of being on “vacation” cause well our routine changes. It’s not a upsetting shift, just a change that kind of breaks up the same old same old we sometimes get use too. When she left everyone was sad to see her go, including the dogs. I had to watch Ripley and the dogs wander round looking in the usual places for her almost two days before they realized she had gone elsewhere, but they’ve accepted she’s gone and know she’ll be back. Nana always comes back!
While we’ve been spending the summer going here and there, visiting folks, and getting out an about our son has been growing. It’s hard to imagine that he is already 6 months along and that in a matter of months we will have another tiny person in the house. Kellie and I have been going back and forth on names, nothing is permanent yet but we’ll get there cause before we know it he will soon be here! We’re already planning how to get everything he needs but this time around and we are better prepared as we’ve been through the drill before so we’ve been looking for all the odds and ends.
So the summer was fun I’m looking forward to fall and winter, I’ve always been more a Fall kinda of person. Give me semi-cloudy days, a chilled breeze, and low humidity any day! Plus you get to make soups and chili in the winter when it’s a perfect time to have it, and Kellie makes killer pots of both! Not to mention I’m trying to get an at least monthly D&D group off the ground with some friends and I think soups and chili will make some excellent shared meals while battling this and that.