The Changing Seasons
“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.” —George Santayana
Labor Day weekend marks the beginning of a change of the seasons as summer comes to a close. We could even feel the change coming in the air. As such, we took full advantage of the nice weather this past long weekend doing some fun summer outings, including seeing a Bruce Springsteen concert in D.C. and taking Victory on multiple walks in her Hound About, which she loves! We also took Victory to Harbor East for pizza at one of our favorite pizza spots; we took her to the Eastern Shore for crabs and shrimp; and we took her to Delaware! We also spent some time at our pool prior to it closing for the summer where we were able to catch up on reading and much needed rest.
Just like the changes of seasons, our own seasons are constantly changing, too. Life is filled with moments of happiness and long stretches of contemplation, and the key is to stay present through it all, even during the long stretches that sometimes feel long and difficult to endure. We are currently adjusting to a new routine as I accepted a new position, a positive change for us. However, poor little Victory’s schedule has been off kilter the past few weeks, but we are all getting acclimated to a new routine; and, thankfully, things will get more on track and closer to our ‘normal’ routine starting next week.
We are looking forward to the fall and welcome the change of season. We look forward to celebrating our two anniversaries (the anniversary of our first date and our wedding anniversary); celebrating Victory’s birthday; taking trips to the pumpkin patch and orchard; celebrating Halloween; enjoying Doug carving his yearly pumpkin; lighting fall scented candles; and welcoming cooler temperatures, to name a few!