Saturday, September 7, 2013

Summertime and the Livin's Easy


In usual fashion, I'm hanging on to Summer with all I've got.
My knuckles are officially white and tired.
I never go down fighting because I know what's coming. (shiver)

All you fall ladies? I'm sorry. I just don't get you.
Don't hate me.
Fall has its charms, like pumpkin cupcakes and roast chicken and knee socks.
But it mostly means that summer has left us.
It means that winter is pushing towards us.

Doesn't that make you want to snot-cry?

Or maybe you live in one of the states where the temp only fluctuates 20 or 30 degrees all year.
(Can I take your guest room? The couch? I travel with 5 additional people. Will this be a problem?)

Summer, you're my Homegirl.
You're so money and you don't even know it.

I shall honor you today with strawberry cake, fresh salsa, and a reading bender in a hammock.

September is mostly yours, so keep on workin' it.
I'll be right here, fighting for you.
I'll continue to be your biggest advocate and your best friend.

Incidentally, I'm also BFFs with salsa, cereal, and various neglected and under-appreciated foods such as brussels sprouts, canned tuna, and red beets.

Does this pose a problem?

Don't answer that, Summer.

Forget I even mentioned it.
Just put it out of your mind.

Yours Alone,
FPFG


PS - If, like me, you are addicted to farminess and flowers and all-things-rural, check out Beki's new inspirational coffee table book, "Sunflowers and Sweet Tea".

This is my favorite page.
I want to hop in that truck and kick it late-summer harvest-style.

Get your copy of Beki's farmy love right here.



29 comments:

  1. Come to Texas where it is summer approximately 98% of the year. I have a couch and trundle bed. And an unlimited supply of salsa and TexMex. :)

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  2. I'm white-knuckling summer, too. Like a boss. I shush people who even mention fall.

    That book!!!

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  3. Ummm, nope not feeling your angst. I love fall and have a hard crush on winter :) Lest you think I'm from a temperate state I have to say I'm a neighbor from MI. I am ready to say good bye to lank hair, make up that will not stay put and putting clinical deodorant on twice a day and can't wait to say Hello to hair that stays fluffy without a helmet of hairspray, eye shadow that doesn't crease, the smell of fall and clothes that don't stick to parts that I don't want to have clothes stuck to.

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    1. You make a compelling case.
      Perhaps part of the breakdown is that my hair is NEVER fluffy. ??
      Also, I'm not a sweaty person. Don't hate.

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    2. Oh your hair is fluffy in a soft way. I may hate you a little for not being sweaty though ;)

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    3. I know exactly what you mean. I sweat walking out of the AC at 6:30 a.m.! My feet sweat even in sandals! Forget fixing hair. A few minutes outside and it has gone flat.
      Blessings,
      Lorilee

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    4. Hailing from South Dakota where temps can soar to 110 in the Summer I have to say, sweat is a given and yuck. Can't wait for Fall!

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  4. I'm so with you. England usually has 9 months of bad weather and then a disappointing summer!! But we love moaning about it over a cuppa and scone and to be fair when the sun shines the British countryside has got to be one of the most glorious places on earth. BUT this year the summer has been long and golden and delicious and I so don't want it to end. Sigh. Feeling brave, I can rock the autumn cosy til Christmas but then I'm so over the cold. Don't even whisper about January and February. See, love the moan!! Enjoy the sunbeams, farmgirl. x

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    1. Can I come visit you in England?
      I love it so much.

      Back in 9th grade I bought an England tank top (mens size L prob) from Epcot Center and rocked it for years.

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  5. Don't hate, but I do love the bright blue skies and crisp air of fall....and it allows me to drink Cafe con Leche guilt free every morning! :-)

    HOWEVER, I LOVE, LOVE fresh flowers from summer on my table!

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  6. Here in South Texas real winter weather usually only occurs for a few days at a time over about a 3 month period. There is plenty of warm weather! I am craving fall here just for a break in the 90 degree temps.
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

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  7. Here in ye ole panhandle, we are waiting for Fall. Something about bugs the size of your hand, relentless mosquitoes, and back breaking heat, has us waiting for Fall. But, you see, here in this town, October is the best! We live for it....the golden hues, the cooler weather, the northern breeze. We pile the wood out back, and cozy around with percolator coffee and flannel shirts. Oh it is glorious!

    We see the extremes here--summertime highs of 110 and winter lows of 0. It's a harsh place here, and that is why, I have a special place in my heart for October. The perfect combination of everything, and a gentle reminder of why I choose to stick around :)

    But I say, whatever makes you happy, rock it! Go enjoy your summer, it's not yet over.

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  8. I'm reading this and loving the thought of summer hanging around for one more month, BUT I'm wearing a sweater right now...all day in fact. *Sigh* I may have been born in the wrong state.
    ~FringeGirl

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  9. I am a Fall girl through and through but after reading this today I took advantage of the ridiculously hot weather we are having in September, and took my girls to the river for what is probably the last time this year. As we left we waved goodbye to the river and shouted, "See you next Summer!" It was ridiculously sweet, and I thought about you. Then two minutes later in the car the three year old started singing 'Jingle Bells".... Sorry sister, my babies are ready for Fall!

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  10. I refuse to slip into fall.

    I want more heat, chlorinated pools, tank tops and ice cream cones.

    Winter is too long in Mn- and it didn't arrive til mid June.

    The point: I am NOT done!!

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  11. I'm one of the girls you just don't get.
    BUT, you were right, it doesn't get near as cold here in winter, as it does where you're at.

    you can crash on my couch any day...and bring the other 5, too.

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  12. I'm living up summer as long as it's here - snow is my arch enemy. Strawberry cake, fresh salsa and reading sound amazing! Beautiful pictures :-)

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  13. Oh girl, it's still 95 degrees with 70% humidity here, usually through October. We about burned completely up at my son's soccer game yesterday. I was soaking wet. You come on down with your crew any time. :)

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  14. Oh girl, it's still 95 degrees with 70% humidity here, usually through October. We about burned completely up at my son's soccer game yesterday. I was soaking wet. You come on down with your crew any time. :)

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  15. Oh girl, it's still 95 degrees with 70% humidity here, usually through October. We about burned completely up at my son's soccer game yesterday. I was soaking wet. You come on down with your crew any time. :)

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  16. Oh girl, it's still 95 degrees with 70% humidity here, usually through October. We about burned completely up at my son's soccer game yesterday. I was soaking wet. You come on down with your crew any time. :)

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  17. haha I totally want to snot-cry too.

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  18. um, 95 here today. yuck. ready for Fall. It's gorgeous in Oregon in the Fall. Winter is NOT my fav, but it only gets to the mid 20s as our lows. Rarely it gets colder. Summers are about 100+. fall and spring? 70s and low 80s= perfection!

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  19. Amen! I love flip flops and hate outerwear of any kind.

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  20. I get you about summer. I really really do. I live 1 degree above the equator and summer comes pouring in my windows and fading them 365 days a year. But I don't complain because I never have to move my bougainvilleas and as far as my children know, flip-flops are the only type of shoe that normal people wear.
    But lemme tell ya about the fast one Summer pulls. I don't think she's meaning to do it maliciously...I mean how CAN she mean it like that when she gives you BBQ weather for 12 months straight??...but after years where its only summer, you forget that time is really passing. Sure your kids are growing, the holidays come and go, dates move up and such...but the effect of time on YOU is lost til you have to go somewhere colder and more indoorsy like America. I'm not in any way dissing Summer. She's my buddy. But she's my buddy that makes me forget. Then I go to America and see photos of myself and I'm all like, "Wait? That lady looks a good 6 years older than before. When did that happen? It's only been 1 summer!?!"

    Hold tight to her friend!

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    1. Hahahahahaaaaaaa!
      Thanks for this. You are so endearing.

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  21. So I live in CA, so I can't really complain a whole lot, but you and me Girlfriend, we are summer lovers. I am also holding on to every last minute of summer.. I don't like the early sunsets and the chill. Let me just lay in the pool with my trashy mags.

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