A Sign of Things to Come–Thoughts on a Chilly Labor Day

Summer’s drawing to a close.  Today was rainy all day, with a definite chill in the air.  I wore long pajama pants and curled into my cup of hot coffee. And by afternoon, when the rain showed no signs of slowing, it was such a crummy day, I needed to bake.  I made a half a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies, half a batch of oatmeal-raisin-walnut.  They filled the house with wonderful smells and helped lighten the gloominess of the day.

But we’re not ready to give summer up just yet.  We defied the weather, ate our burgers and deviled eggs on the porch, though it required me to don jeans and a long-sleeve shirt in order to do so.  We huddled around the grill, savoring the licks of flames and the warmth of the coals as I toasted marshmallows.  September is a month on the edge–starts off summer, ends up autumn.  For now–I’m still stuck in the grey area in between.


2 responses

  1. Labor Day weekend is so unpredictable. It can be sunny and nice, hot and humid, or rainy and a bit chilly. I love the chill in the air, looking forward to autumnn, my favorite time of year. You and Chris took full advantage of still being able to grill on your wonderful porch. Good for you!
    Happy Autumn and the change in cooking it brings with it. ‘ so nice to live in an area where we can enjoy the 4 seasons.

  2. Warm, fun, homey ways to dispel a damp day. Good for you — and thereby, for Chris, too. Loved all the mental foodie pictures, except for the part about the oatmeal, the raisins, and well, the walnuts, too

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