So, once again I am participating in Five Minute Friday from over at Gypsy Mama.
The rules? Write for five minutes without stopping to edit or revise.
Today's topic? When seasons change.
When seasons change I always feel like it is a time of renewal and starting over. I get to start a new garden or mulch over one that didn't go well during the summer. I get to get the kids out of school or I get to put them back in! I get to open the windows and feel the fresh air or I get the urge to batten the hatches and bake some cookies to warm the house with sweet smells. I get to hang out outside and roast marshmallows with the family or I get to snuggle on the bed and watch a movie. There are so many things. I used to teach and it was so great. All year I would be in the classroom and right when I was so tired of being in there, it would be summer time and I would get to have my summer camp at my house. Then, right when I was tired of trying to recover my destroyed house every night, it would be fall and time to hit the classroom again. I love the rhythm of the changes. Every spring when it starts to get a little warmer and I can open the windows, I hear the birds chirping outside the window and I remember when each of my kids were born and getting up wtih thim in the early hours to feed them and chage them. I love the warmth of spring after the long hard winter but then I miss the cool of fall when the heat of summer bears down on us. That was one things that I really missed when I lived in Hawaii.. There are no seasons; just the rainy hot season and the drier hot season.
I love the way the rhythm of the seasons wraps its way around our family and helps to create unique family memories that can be brought back by a breeze on the skin or a scent in the air.
BEEP! That's it for today! Let's see what happened!