It’s hard to believe there’s only three weeks until Labor Day weekend. Where did summer go? I’m living in the moment and enjoying each and every day.
I love this time of year! I think I say that every season, don’t I? We still have time to enjoy the long, warm days of summer but there’s just the slightest hint of autumn in the air. There’s still time to enjoy the lush green mountainside views and gorgeous sunsets. Sitting in our tiny courtyard late in the day with a large glass of iced tea with lemon and fresh mint while enjoying a good book – what’s better than that. I just noticed the abundance of basil in the garden which means I better add pesto making to my to-do list for next week. I usually freeze small batches, but my neighbor just told me she puts hers in mason jars with a bit of olive oil on the top before sealing and it lasts about 8 months on the shelf.
Speaking of time in the kitchen, I’ve been missing in action lately. We’ve been eating lots of salads and sandwiches, maybe a take-out pizza and tons of fruit. I just haven’t been in the mood to cook much lately, but I can feel that shifting. I feel the urge to start cooking and baking again – I’m sure my husband will be happy to hear that.
I hope you’re all taking advantage of these last few weeks of August. We still have plenty of time left for swimming, vacationing, gardening and just plain relaxing and enjoying. And to my friends on the other side of the world, I know you’re looking forward to spring.
Have a wonderful week and thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I really enjoy hearing from all of you.