Edith/Maddie here, heaving a deep sigh north of Boston.
Well, my friends, we’ve made it all the way through five August Wicked Wednesdays, from the second day of the month to the last. And that means fall is coming. Colder weather. Frosts. Boots, sweaters, scarves, gloves.
Wait, I hear the collective consciousness crying out. It’s still warm! Half the Wickeds are in or traveling to sunny San Diego, in fact. And if any of you are in San Diego tonight, Julie and I will be at Cozies and Cocktails at 8:30 pm along with an amazing group of fellow authors. We hope to see you there!
Anyway, summer is good. But there’s no avoiding the fall, and I happen to know it’s a favorite season for more than one of us.
So, Wickeds, which of your summer relaxation practices will you carry through into the fall? Do you have a different set to haul out for the cooler weather?
Julie: What a great question! I have been walking a lot this summer, and I’ll continue that. I’ve also been cross-stitching and knitting regularly, which I find so soothing. They definitely follow with me. Honestly, I’ll try and bring as much summer with me as long as possible. I love summer, and hate the idea of having to add a layer of clothes.
Edith/Maddie: Same here, Julie. I don’t like the thought of switching from my morning writing attire of shorts and t-shirt to the hoodie and yoga pants I wear when it’s cooler. Like you, I’ll keep up my daily walking habit. This fall I also have a small quilt top I’m going to try hand-quilt as I relax on the couch.
Barb: Funny you should ask. Today we leave for Paris. Of course, due to a cancelled connecting flight, we’ll be spending 12 hours at JFK, and then the overnight flight. I don’t sleep on planes, so I expect to be a basket case when we arrive, but the next day, I am sure the agenda will include relaxing in a cafe, watching the world go by.
Sherry: Oh, no, Barb! That doesn’t sound fun–the 12 hours at JFK–the rest of it will be fabulous. I don’t sleep on planes very often so I feel your pain. I’m always happy when the weather cools down. Like Julie and Edith, I’ll continue walking and scuff up some leaves while I’m at it!
Liz: I’m sad to say goodbye to summer, but it also means the dogs get to walk on the beach again. They are banned during the summer months. So we’ll be keeping up our daily walks as a relaxation practice but we’ll get to be down by the water, which is lovely.
Jessie: I love the fall and am especially looking forward to it this year since we have not been at the beach and so won’t have to leave it. Like Julie, I will continue knitting and even ramp up my efforts since it is such a great cool weather activity. I will continue my long daily walks and spending time any day that it is sunny in the screen house with my dog.
Readers: What summer practice will you keep up as the weather cools and the days shorten?