Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday five: when it's time to change, you've got to rearrange*

For today's Friday Five (courtesy of Mary Beth in the RevGalBlogPals) we received the following charge:

Share with us five transformations that the coming fall will bring your way.

1. Rehearsals! Yea! I'm happiest when I'm standing in front of or inside of a choir, and the rehearsal season will start up again. I'm excited about the music that each of my groups will do, I miss my musicians, and I can't wait to get back to it!

2. Beloved's brief summer break (she's an Early Childhood Speech Pathologist with the public schools, but works summer school) will be over, and the flow of house projects underway will slow substantially.

3. Linus & Lucy (see sidebar for photos) should be pretty close to finished with their major "puppy" growth, but we anticipate two mouthfuls of new teeth and some serious training. It's really fun to watch them grow and learn. (And, BTW, that "sleeping in the big bed" thing is so sweet...)

4. My day job is at the U of M, and the campus will fill up with students. This means more energy and activity, and that the chance of being mowed down on the sidewalk by a random bicyclist or skateboarder increases by about 70 times.

5. It's my favorite season. Crispness in the air, long sleeves, socks, open windows (as opposed to air conditioning), the return of the seasonal Honeycrisp apple (developed here at the U of M, just the right combination of sweet/tart/crunchy), the new season of Grey's Anatomy. For some people, the year begins in January; for me, it's September. Freshness!

Bonus: Give us your favorite activity that is made possible by the arrival of fall.

I love to hike in the woods as the leaves change color, and don't make nearly enough time to do it! This is the year. Really.

* And thank you to Peter Brady for this bit of wisdom...


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Another commonality--I have a good friend at chuch whose a school speech pathologist. Not something you run into every day.

I need to walk outside and enjoy the fall more this year too. Often we try to do a getaway weekend, but this year it isn't going to happen. So I need to make an effort to walk around here.

Fabulous photo.

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

My year starts in September too - as a teacher and choir member. My mother and I have sat next to each other in the choir loft for over 30 years. You might be interested to know that we both sang under the direction of Robert Shaw - 40 years apart though.

Mary Beth said...

Those are the cutest pups!

Peter Brady???

It's 4:40 p.m. and my brain is fried...

Auntie Knickers said...

I used to work near the U of M and yes, that was a huge change when the students came back! Thanks for the Brady Bunch -- oh, those 70s clothes!!

wendy said...


That Brady Bunch clip MADE MY WHOLE ENTIRE DAY. I love it when they sing.

(Also, fall's my favorite season, too. I am itchin for the long sleeves and the crispy air.)


Catrina said...

Hmmm. . .crisp air and honeycrisp apples. Both proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy! :)

Bring on the fall! But first, bring on the Fair!

The Mad Preacher