Many folks mark this end of summer holiday with a barbeque or last trip to the beach. My Labor Day ritual is house cleaning.
Not just cleaning, but re-dressing, putting away the frothy summer curtains, light rugs, and Fresh Laundry scented candles, in favor of darker tones and more pungent scents. Packing the white shoes into their boxes and pulling a sweater or two out of mothballs. Replacing the pots of tired impatiens and petunias with hearty mums in rich fall colors.
The bookshelves get purged too, and the summer reading list gets a good going over. Some things will be shelved for perpetuity, others will be donated to the library, and others offered up to you, my Bookstack reader, as a small token of affection.
If you would like to receive a (gently read) copy of any of these books, please leave a comment with your first, second, and third choices. Three winners will be chosen at random on Sunday, September 11, 2011.
Now tell me ~ do you have any rituals to prepare for the change of season?