Fall is a season that I have to ease into. I feel my body start to pick up the rhythm that was lost during the hot summer. In summer...sometimes I move like a sloth, but once the leaves fall and there is a crispness in the air...this sloth like body starts to change. There comes a slight spring in my step. ...and urgency to get things done. The outside work is pulling me to finish. At the end of summer...I relaxed on the porch with iced tea...no hurry, it will get done tomorrow. A leaf drops and it is tomorrow and I start to hurry. The need to squirrel away food for other days is on my mind. Is my freezer full? What if we have a blizzard?...I must be prepared. (we've never been housebound for more than 2 days) Do I have enough books to read....crafts to do if I want? What about Christmas? How will we decorate? Wreaths to make. Cookies to bake. Gifts to buy. Plans for visiting during the holidays. All these things spur me on as I see the leaves fall. My body has eased into this season and is ready for late fall and all it brings. So, as I sit here this morning, I tell myself, "Just relax, the word is ease. Ease into things like a sloth that has awakened. Go slow, so that you enjoy each day. Don't hurry...it will all get done. Put a jacket on. Sit on your porch, Balisha, on these beautiful fall days. Watch the leaves fall. Change from iced tea to hot tea and just enjoy."