Sanna's Bag

“I never seem to have what I need when I need it. I’m going to make a belt-bag that’s bigger on the inside than on the outside, and just carry everything with me.”

Thursday, August 31, 2006

The end of August

Can you believe it? Can you believe that August is over? Luckily, in the Wilamette valley, as in Camelot, "Summer lingers through September," (which is great, because it doesn't start till after the 4th of July) but still . . the summer sense of time suspended is crumbling. The days are running over us again, on their little mouse feet. It's cool and starry when I go get the paper at 5AM. Trees are starting drought-drop of leaves. That zucchini that was hidden behind the leaves now appears, big as a salmon poacher and fit for nothing but hot compost. One corner of the yard is cobbled with apples because we just can't get organized to harvest. And I'm thinking of cooler weather colors. A cranberry top? A brown skirt? NO!! CLING to summer. Wear something pink and fluffy while you still can!!Remember mid-march and put on a Hawaiian shirt in defiance! I won't let summer be over! I won't, won't won't!!

I woke up last night with twelve pounds of Fly cat curled on my belly. Obviously I was warm and soft and a perfect cat bed. Good slave.

It rained yesterday, and the cats are really, really angry at us. All the time and work they have put in on us, and we STILL can't get the weather right!! Bad slaves.


  • At 9:09 AM , Blogger Lucia said...

    It's nice to have someone think you're God -- until they actually want you to deliver.

  • At 2:01 PM , Anonymous Dave Daniels said...

    End of summer? Do I hear an "amen"?

  • At 3:15 PM , Blogger Amy Lane said...

    Oh that was lovely, Roxie--I just wish August in my neck of the woods wasn't so sweaty or it truly would have moved me to tears. (Sleep deprivation isn't all bad, you know...) My cat, Dennis Quaid, keeps sneaking inside in the mornings and spending all day curled up on our bed with no cave troll to molest him... GOOD slaves:-)


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