Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday Five: Seasons Change

ReverendMother from RevGalBlogPals writes...

It's Labor Day weekend here in the United States, also known as Summer's Last Hurrah. So let's say goodbye to summer and hello to the autumn.
1. Share a highlight from this summer. (If you please, don't just say "our vacation to the Canadian Rockies." Give us a little detail or image. Help us live vicariously through you!)
Break out the bathing suits and the grapes, and join me in the jacuzzi as we feast our eyes on the German Alps... (breathe in... breathe out...)

Sing, O heavens, for the LORD has done it; shout, O depths of the earth; break forth into singing, O mountains, forest, and every tree in it! For the LORD has redeemed Jacob, and will be glorified in Israel. [Isaiah 44:23]
2. Are you glad to see this summer end? Why or why not?
Yes. And no. Yes... because I am excited about my internship and being that much closer to being DONE in May 2009! No... because just when the weather is getting NICE, I am stuck inside studying... and writing... and reading...

3. Name one or two things you're looking forward to this fall.
Ohio State Football. Co-leading a mission trip to Poitiers, France.

4. Do you have any special preparations or activities to mark the transition from one season to another? (Cleaning of house, putting away summer clothes, one last trip to the beach)

Yes... For the last six years, I have taken our daughters down to the beach in South Carolina for a last, relaxing week before the summer crazies start up. It helps mark an 'end' to the summer, and gives us time to refresh the soul a little. Eventually, we will put away the tank tops and shorts and go find sweaters. But when it's 90 degrees for the first few weeks of school, the wardrobe swap isn't necessary! Yet.

5. I'll know that fall is really here when...
...Christmas commercials start up in October!
...our gutters send a river through our basement.
...I stop wheezing and start sneezing.
...Ohio State football starts!!! (O-H!)



Mrs. M said...

I just suggested to QuakerPastor that we cyber-tailgate when OSU plays Michigan-- what do you think?

Mrs. M said...

Deb-- I'm in Central PA-- we COULD watch the OSU/Michgan game together!

Deb said...

I wish... I'll be in France co-leading a mission trip... let's see... a 6 hour time difference... if my duties are done for the day, and it's a night game, yeah, that could work! :)

Sally said...

wow Deb- we finish seminary at the same time- cool! Where is that mission trip???

Amy Stewart said...

I love the scripture that punctuates your blog. I'm breathing in... breathing out... :)

Songbird said...

Gorgeous view of the Alps!

Rev Scott said...

Ohh, you're breaking my heart with the Alps pictures - stop it already! The beer, the tiny cars, everybody walking: I miss Europe!

I also thought it was funny that when the Onion did a send-up of Guitar Hero by writing about "Sousaphone Hero," they didn't make "dotting the I" the top reward for the game. Don't those guys know anything about marching bands?

"PS" said...

The pictures were an added bonus to a fun play. Thanks.

revabi said...

Well played. I like it. France? Oh my? Internship? Hope it goes well.
Good luck this year to OSU.

I like your picture of the alps, your scripture and your command to breathe in and breathe out. I am with you, what a beautiful picture.