Goodbye, summer.

Goodbye to sand in your toes, sweat dripping down your nose behind your sunglasses, beach volleyball, running through sprinklers (which I did the other day on a walk, mind you), strapless bathing suits, floating in the pool on your back, flip flops, and cookouts.

Make way for Harvest parties, roasting chestnuts, long sleeves, warm drinks by the fire, the smell of burning wood, and in Texas...finally being able to drive with the sunroof open!!

Summer ain't completely over here, but it's on its way out. I bought some Pumpkin Spice coffee a few days ago to support missionaries in Honduras. Yum! Check it out at

Illustration (c) 2005 Christine M. Bailey