September 1st ~ unbelievable! The Sears Christmas Wishbook has been out for a month. The kids have gone back to school. The leaves on our tree out front have slowly been turning yellow over the last few weeks. Soon, the colorful birds of summer will be flying South, leaving behind the dull, gray birds of winter. I always hold out in wearing a coat in the morning. You try to stretch the warm weather as long as you can. Let's hope for a fantastically warm fall and a non-existent winter!