Wednesday, August 31, 2011

so long, august

you've been good to me.
I'm gonna miss you.

I've done projects galore
I've spent time with loved ones
I've been touched by this book

I'm in training (learning) to see the beauty in every season

I'll be away from blogging for the rest of the week.
I have lots to do,
I've  torn my house apart working on projects.
You know, how it gets way worse before it gets better?
I'm at the way worse part.
We start school next week (it's one good thing about homeschooling all of these years...I have plenty on the shelf to do until I get it pulled together)
I need to paint stuff for the shop.  I've neglected it. See above.
It won't be  all labor...we'll play a little bit, too.
College football starts this out Georgia...

Enjoy your weekend,
See ya in the fall (next week)!


FlowerLady said...

That book is on my Christmas list.

Love your flowers and it sounds like you're busy, enjoying life, loving family.

Have a great time off and I look forward to seeing you in the fall.


Rebecca said...

I'll miss you, Miss Gracie. BTW, I really loved your style for your Mr.'s b'day party! And what a great picture of him & the g'kids.

Success on your projects. We'll be here when you get back.

Leah C said...

Oh how lovely are your photos!! August is one of my favorite months:)

Ido said...

Hi Renee, I love August because it's my birthday, but it is too hot, can't stand the heat, can't wait for fall, I'm getting ready. Wishing you a great week!

she dreams big! said...

Such pretty photos! I hate to think that summer is over. Too much work to do in the fall on a farm! But sunflowers make fall worth looking forward to!

Curtains In My Tree said...

Honey I am still in training also LOL

I never did like autumn because I knew summer is over however I LOVE winter and cold weather and snow and hope we have LOTS of snow AGAIn this winter

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Sooo beautiful Rene!! Have fun this week with your projects and playing :)


time worn interiors said...

I can't believe this is the last day of August! I'm looking forward to fall and some cooler weather! Great photos!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

You did a nice job on this post. The sunflowers with the wood in the background looks so pretty and rustic. Hope you get much accomplished during your short break. Just don't work too hard!! Shannon

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Yes. can you believe how fast this summer went..!!Enjoy your holiday and see you soon!~Hugs, Patti

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

I too am reading One Thousand Gifts. Soaking it all in and enjoying it. Love your photos. See you when you get back.


Lovely post and super piccies. Good luck with all your projects and enjoy the weekend! xx

Diane said...

I love your pictures Rene, especially the first one. I read the excerpt from that book and I think I'll order it. It sounds like a lot to think about. Hope all goes well on your projects. Diane

Sandi said...

Hi Rene,
I will spend most of the weekend playing. My sister is coming home today from PA (only comes about twice a year) and we are shopping until we drop!! lol It is always a joy to be with her for a few days!!
Love your photos!
PS I don't know if all Goodwill's do this, but ours is having 1/2 off clothes on Monday. Gotta love it!

A Cottage Muse said...

I love the simple beauty of your photos Rene! Enjoy your weekend!

Liz said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! :) Get those projects done!


mudderbear said...

Have a lovely weekend. I'll be looking for you later on.
The sunflowers are beautiful. They look like they've grown up pampered in luxury.

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Lisa said...

I wish I lived somewhere 'normal' LOL like you then maybe I could appreciate each season. Instead I dread summer. Every year is worse, what 70 days with 3 digit temps. But I must confess, August was good to me too~

Theresa said...

Hello Renee!
I so love reading your posts, they alwys seem to point to God and I always need to be reminded to look toward Him. I went and looked up the book and watched the short clip- wow, looks like one not to miss.
I hope you get your projects completed and that school gets off to a great start!

bikim said...

so pretty
... peaceful this post!
take care,

Amy Kinser said...

I have heard about the book you mentioned and need to pick it up. Have you read, Heaven is For Real? Wonderful and sweet...

Have a great time finishing all of those "messes" you are working on. I can't wait to see what you are up to.