Sunday, August 28, 2005

Time to wrap summer up for me and my family

Normally, this is what you will see from our location. Clear, blue sky. Lately, the weather started acting up and I knew it was a sign that summer is almost over. I welcome the change of course, even the rain. It means I am going to slow down again and re-energize. This summer was easy for me. The kids are on their own and you don't know how liberating it feels. Ah, the packing alone. Each one has an assignment now. Who packs the rice, who's in charge of the picnic basket or even the lighter that we use to start the charcoal going.



Notice the difference in the pictures? The clouds are just rarin' to come down. The sea breeze was not yet that dreadful but it was colder so I decided to have miso soup, right by the sea and a fried perch. People passing by were wandering whether the fish I was frying was something I caught. Yes fishing is allowed here and people actually get tonnes of smelts. I don't think we were geared to fish..the water was just cold but clear.

I meant to cook sweet and sour fish but we got a surprise caucasian guest who stayed with us until we packed-up. We got free loads of history. Man he did his homework well. 'could even remember when WW1 erupted.

It's the re-opening of school the week after next week. Kids are going to be part of a cottillion 2 Saturdays from now. That's what kept them busy this summer, practising. But I'll still be here focused on my monitor.

9 comments:

TECHGUY (hinde guapo pero medyo bastos) said...

musta ka na, sa Washington state ka ba nakatira o sa Alaska?

Tanggero said...

Ma'am Ting, sarap naman, panay ang picnic. 4 or 2 seasons ba dyan?

Beng said...

Mommy,

Summer is over din dito :(. Miso soup...hmmmm I luv it with Sushi.

Greetings!

ting-aling said...

Hi Kuya Techguy. Malapit lang sa Washington State pero malayo sa Alaska.

Tanggers, kung kagaya sa Pilipinas ang pagbilang, 2 seasons lang..winter season at construction season. Pero kung the Western way, 4 seasons: Spring, summer, fall and winter.

ting-aling said...

Mutti, ang bilis matapos ng summer ano? Pero okey na rin para makatapos ako ng trabaho at makauwi ng Pilipinas.

Beng said...

Masuwerte nga siguro kayo diyan sa weather...dito kasi masyadong maulan ang summer this year.

Kailan ang uwi niyo Mutti?

TaLhey said...

hi, ms. ting! it's burning hot here in southern cali...we're just feeling the 'real' summer right now :(. can't wait for the temp to drop down again, sakit sa ulo! take care...

Sari-Sari Winkel said...

Ting-Aling, we had a very schizophrenic summer. This week is like the end of the summer period but seems like the start of the summer. After weeks of rain, we finally have the almost perfect summer weather: warm and sunny. But yes, the days are getting shorter, nights colder, another season to look forward to.

ting-aling said...

Muttie, December. the whole month of December. Excited na ako.

Talhey..hay, California weather nga naman..I know how it's like.

Sari, really? Isn't that what they call the Indian Summer already? Dito, fall na fall na ang dating.