“August rain: the best of the summer gone, and the new fall not yet born. The odd uneven time.” ~Sylvia Plath
August is a weird mish-mosh month of in-betweens and patchworked priorities. It’s the height of travel season, the temperature soars, the humidity in many places shoots to unthinkable percentages and school semesters begin again almost mid-month, cutting summer holidays short. August is to summer what February is to winter—the month that often showcases the discomfort of the season. Sylvia Plath is right—the “hurray for summer!” feeling of June and July have passed, and we are met with looming responsibilities once again…and yet the graces and joys of autumn haven’t arrived yet.
Sorry August. I’m sure you mean well! As you read this, I’m likely in an airplane, nervously trying to nap at 30,000 feet, kicking off my second adventure-of-a-lifetime pilgrimage to my adopted holy land, the United Kingdom. Rest assured, you will see plenty of pictures, food retrospectives and musings on my experiences when I return, God-willing. In the meantime…
August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and there are many feasts and solemnities in August that are extremely important to Catholics around the globe.
In the secular realm, there are a host of funny “holidays” I can get behind:
Here’s what’s on for August:
2– National Ice Cream Sandwich Day
3—National Watermelon Day
5—National Sister’s Day
6—Feast of the Transfiguration
8—Feast of St. Dominic
11—Feast of St. Clare
15—Solemnity of the Assumption of Mary
18– National Fajita Day
19– National Potato Day
22—Queenship of Mary
28—Feast of St. Augustine
It has been a long time since I posted something light and casual about my daily goings-on, mostly because I’ve been in the middle of some highly stressful events in my personal life. All is well, but I haven’t had the time or energy to divert my attention long enough to update as I’d like to. Hopefully, though, I will post-vacay and I get back on track as usual. ❤
Happy August, all!