I have been desperately trying to hold on to summer. I am still wearing open toed shoes, but honestly my feet are starting to get cold. Every year I am amazed that it is t-shirt weather on September 1, but by October 1 I can start to wear wool. This year does not appear to be an exception.
I've started to think about all the holidays and fun that will happen in the next few months. The Jewish New Year begins on Wednesday night. Generally I do a lot of cooking and entertaining, but this year I am blessed to be a guest. I will be doing some cooking -- a blog post will follow -- with my friend Nancy tomorrow, but that is the extent of my extra preparations.
Halloween, Thanksgiving, Chanukah and Christmas are all down the road. I am pinning crafts on Pinterest and starting to look at pumpkin recipes -- Love anything pumpkin! -- and thought a little giveaway to help get the holiday mood going would be fun.
For all the fans of Jan Karon -- is anyone not a fan of Jan Karon and Mitford? -- this is a giveaway for the CD audiobook of "Shepherd's Abiding." It's the eighth novel in the Mitford series and perfect for listening to while you are doing crafts at home or errands in the car. There will be a few other holiday surprises in the package, too. To enter, please leave a comment about any holiday activities you're already doing. An extra entry if you link to this giveaway on your blog and please, be a follower of Buttercup's. The winner will be announced next Saturday, October 1.
Finished my first week back at work and did okay. I'm tired -- really tired -- but glad to be able to be back at work. I'm getting a haircut this afternoon and services tonight. Also dashing over to the post office to mail a certain sock animal. Thankful for lots of happy going on and the sweet regular activities of the weekend. Hope you, too, have lots of sweet activities, too!