In case you're like me and thought today was the last day of August, surprise, it's September! It's hot as all get out outside, but we spent lunch at Michaels, getting fall flowers for table arrangement, so I'm pretty convinced that, no matter what the weather feels like, fall will, eventually, get here. I'm thinking it will be on the 23rd of the month, :).
HTB came home from his camping trip on Monday. I was glad to have him home. The passing of Hurricane Danielle by the coast created huge waves and rip currents. They had close to 450 water rescues this past weekend at Ocean City, and he wasn't that far south. He seemed pretty proud to tell me he'd spent the whole weekend eating "fat food". I bought him no-salt potato chips to make up for the excess. He advised me those chips are . . . wrong. I agree; perhaps the best part of a chip is the salt.
Our counseling is going well. We met with her today. We only have one more meeting, and then we're done. Today was about actively listening in disputes--I've had that training as part of my job. I was good at it. HTB not so good. I told him it's a lot easier to pay attention if you have a headset on. At least he knows now that he has to focus. This is way more useful than some of the training others say they had. She says she has every confidence in our ability to have a good marriage. Woo hoo.
So I've been putzing around working on UFOs. I worked on the kitten, but put it aside when we went downstairs to watch TV. Down there, I have my huge Hummingbird trellis afghan WIP. I have been stitching that. It is taking me so long, I realized, because I dislike putting a couple stitches of a color, then ending it, flipping the qsnaps over and clipping them. I'm going to soldier on, though.
I do think I need to start my exchange piece, though. I'd like to have it in the mail by the 15th. That's an admirable goal, especially because I'm not working weekends at the theatre this month. Weekends are for wedding stuff this month. Michaels put their fall stuff on sale already, so I can send her some goodies along with it. I love doing that, especially with Halloween, because not everyone has decorative things around to buy, and if you're a fan, you need some decorations! At least that is my view.
I hope we all have a blessed and restful September.