The Twilight of Summer

August 5, 2011

NS beach Where I still hope to find myself before the summer ends.

I can’t believe it’s August. Where is the summer going? There are numerous things I haven’t done yet and want to… recipes to try, outings to enjoy, books to read, trips to take…

A friend was just telling me that during the first couple of days in August she always panics that fall will arrive before she gets to everything on her summer to-do list.

Do you do the same thing?

I know many families are starting to gear up for school in a few weeks, and vacations end soon. Before another day goes by, it’s good to take stock of what you may want to enjoy before summer heads into fall. Is it getting to the beach? Reading a few of your favorite magazines? Cocktails with your girlfriends? Finishing a sewing project? Whatever it is, plan the time to do it now.

As I do that myself, here are a few links to take you into the weekend…

  • These would be ideal in our tiny row house.
  • Yet another reason I’m not a fan of dieting.
  • A simple bread recipe (and healthy, too.)
  • So much to say about this, but you really don’t want to get me started.
  • The faces of drought and famine in East Africa hit home for me in a new way now that we’re adopting from that part of the world. I’m making a donation to this organization. There are many others and I hope you’ll consider helping.

See you back here on Monday!


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1 Jamie August 5, 2011 at 11:23 am

I refuse to read “car seats may be toxic” I just don’t do it 😉
I’m hoping since you’ve read it you will give me any information about something I can do to change this. If there is nothing….ahh..I’ don’t want to know *plugs ears*

I can’t believe it is August already!!! Has it gone by extra fast this year? I have to say, I love fall…but I do like to get the most out of every season. I need more beach trips!


2 Zoe Saint-Paul August 5, 2011 at 11:26 am

Jamie, Be not afraid! Some are apparently worse than others… there’s a chart if you dare click the link.


3 Carrie Rogers August 8, 2011 at 11:13 am

The flatbread recipe is AWESOME!!


4 Zoe Saint-Paul August 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm

So glad you tried it!


5 Jamie August 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Ugh…shouldn’t have clicked it. We have RECAROs…I think in Midnight!


6 Jamie August 8, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Oh great midnight and blue opal …the worst colors!


7 Zoe Saint-Paul August 8, 2011 at 3:21 pm

Just don’t let them lick their car seats??


8 Jamie August 8, 2011 at 10:26 pm

LOL done….


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