today is the last full day of summer.


it’s rather anti-climactic, don’t you think? to me, fall already started wayyyy back at labour day weekend.

to celebrate (what’s left of) september [please note that i did not say “the arrival of autumn”], let’s play a word game!

S is for sunrises, sunsets and sunny days:

see what you see when you get up early?!

we get the most gorgeous views from our living room windows

isn't it the best when a fantabulous weather day falls on a WEEKEND?!

we have enjoyed some real beauties of this month.

E is for eewwwww!!:

oops! let the green bin contents accumulate a little too long!...those fuzzies can't be good to have around!

[i honestly emptied the bin right after i snapped that photo. note to self: empty green bin > once per week!]

P is for Puffins!:

now available at valumart! as in, 500 metres from my front door!

now all i have to do is talk to owner bob about bringing in the peanut butter flavour!

T is for timing a gas purchase just right:

much better than $1.28 or $1.29 per litre!

yes, in totality, you may only save a couple of bucks, but it’s the principle of the thing. and the feeling of “i scored a deal!’

E is for eyeballing your yarn stash and gambling that yes, you do have enough yarn to knit up twin size two sweaters…and you do!

free to a good home!

and just a few scraps left over - enough to fill a sandwich baggie!

M is for mentally purchasing new fall decorations:





[the storage of said items is the conundrum…]

B is for bright spikes!:

nike's fall cross-country line-up

all you have to do to wear ’em is run through muck and mashed leaves, over hill and dale, in rain and wind and possibly snow…but it’d be worth it, right?!

E is for complete election ignorance:

the front-runner


doesn't stand a chance in this riding

seriously, i have not a clue as to what the ontario election date is. guess i’ll find out when i get my voting info in the mail! i have zero interest in politics – but i always vote! – and somehow i have managed to not even realize there is (i guess?) an election coming up.


R is for ridiculousness!:

i saw this popcorn at shoppers...

...take a close look at the serving size...

really?? you gotta be kidding me! who’s going to measure out 2/5 of a bag of popped corn?! i dare you to eyeball that measurement! what a laugh.

so, fall is here, like it or not. let’s keep our fingers crossed for a l-o-n-g autumn season. cuz you know what follows next!…

Fall: thumbs up or thumbs down? DOWN! summer is the best time of the year!

Pick a letter, any letter, and share something! R is also for reading – still haven’t started dragon tattoo girl!

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  • Zo  On September 22, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    I’ll say b is for beach, since I got to finally go to one this summer after time away. Fun post, Cathy!

    • 1970kikiproject  On September 22, 2011 at 8:49 pm

      ah, the beach…glad you got a trip in this summer, zo! now we only have to wait, what, about 10 months til it’s beachy season again??!

  • Dorry  On September 22, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Fun post, Cathy! I have to admit, I’m READY for fall. We had an unbearably hot summer, so cooler temps sound really nice. However, I’m sure I’ll complain once it’s too cold. Haha.

    • 1970kikiproject  On September 22, 2011 at 1:42 pm

      maybe if i lived in texas for a while, i would say, “enough with the heat already!”…um, no, i doubt it! hope you do get some cooler temps, dorry! but not COLD temps! there’s a difference!

  • Karen  On September 22, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Normally Fall is my favourite season but this year I loved summer so much that for the first time in years I’m sad to see Fall come.

    I’ll add K to this list: for knitting. I don’t knit much in the summer but love to get projects going again in the Fall.

    I’m about 1/8 into Dragon Tattoo and love it. You have to get reading it so we can discuss!

    • 1970kikiproject  On September 22, 2011 at 9:11 am

      ooo, let’s discuss dragon tattoo AND KNITTING!!!! please post your knitting on your blog! i think a virtual dragon tattoo book club discussion would be fun as so many people have read it!

  • Holly  On September 22, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Thumbs UP for Fall! I love this time of year.

    The popcorn package makes me laugh — why wouldn’t they just show the nutritional info for the whole thing — I don’t get why they don’t do things that way!

    I’m almost done with my book and then I’m moving onto Snooki — how is it so far?

    • 1970kikiproject  On September 22, 2011 at 9:10 am

      holly, the book is a riot. it’s like jersey shore the show on paper. i can’t wait to go to bed at night to read! totally fun, totally entertaining and not high literature AT ALL! let me know when you get started!!! you will enjoy the next few months of weather – until the snow flies! at least we BOTH will be dealing with that!

  • Johanna B  On September 22, 2011 at 8:18 am

    I love sunrises, sunsets and fall. I love the crisp morning air and the sound of leaves crunching beneath my feet when I walk to the bus. I love the smell of soups cooking all day on the stove. Thumbs up on fall. and if my weatherman had said autumnal equinox one more time this morning I’d have reached through the screen and strangled him.

    • 1970kikiproject  On September 22, 2011 at 8:36 am

      “autumnal equinox” – > that is funny! trying to be pretty highbrow, i guess! ok, your list is good. almost makes me happy for fall. almost. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Gina Unger  On September 22, 2011 at 8:17 am

    I love doing acronyms like this one. fun. i feel the same way about it being Fall once Labour day hits us. Ironically, we’re going to have some majorly hot summer temps with us THIS weekend – isn’t that called Indian Summer or something? Love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 1970kikiproject  On September 22, 2011 at 8:35 am

      oh, that is good because whatever weather you get typically comes our way! yup – indian summer is the name (tangent: isn’t that politically incorrect?!!)

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