I am always so glad to see August go, I am not even very happy to see August arrive. Most of August this year has been with 100 degree temps or higher. Lots of monsoon moisture too. This morning my husband and I were in the car and I said something like" tomorrow is September." He said, " September is a frowzy-headed, unkempt woman." I laughed and said, " Why is September like that?" He said that August is so hard on everything that by the time September gets here everything is dead and brown and even the leaves on the trees are messed up. Not to mention it is still hot so poor September doesn't have time to shine like October does." I thought it was an fair assessment. August has been so hard on our fruit trees this year. Our poor avocado lost all of its fruit and now I hope we don't loose the tree.
I have had a nice summer. I had to play the fiddler today though. I knew it was time to face my arch nemesis. I bought batteries for my scale. I haven't weighed all summer. I have ate and not written down a thing and it has been nice. I have jean weather coming and I refuse to by a bigger size. My husband changed the battery and he said, " I guess we have to buy new scale I still weigh 80 pounds." I thought about that for awhile and I asked him, " Do you think that is kilos?" I said, do you think there is a button on there that weighs like that?" There was and he weighed. You know I have a ritual that I do but I decided to just bite the bullet and see what kind of damage I have done. It is bad, really, really bad. I am not telling but I will say this, I had six children, my babies were 10 pound babies when I had them and I didn't weigh as much as I did today.
So yes, it was a nice summer, I made ice cream and had floats, I made pies and cakes and cookies. I baked to my hearts content and just had fun. I have always enjoyed baking the best. I have cooked lots and lots and used lots of really fun recipes. But now I have to pay the piper.
So I will be greeting September with my shoes in my hand and my pad and pencil to keep track of the food in my mouth and hope I can get some of it off before it gets cold.
Have a nice Labor Day weekend,
Thanks for stopping by today,