All of this talk about cool weather coming and I have yet to receive that surge of energy to put those “to do” lists into action. So, this beautiful Saturday morning, I sit on my patio looking around. The pool toys need to be tucked away. The sunning chairs will be rolled in. The yard requires some replanting with fall colors that will take us into our mild winters, and, oh, the scary garage. . . maybe it could become a Halloween haunted house tour if I don’t get to everything. The handyman has his list, too, but he’s hunting, so he gets the weekend off. Where most of the country’s weather stirs us to spring cleaning, fall is our best time for enjoying the outdoors. “Winterizing” our homes takes on another meaning in Texas since we’ll be outdoors more in the next nine months than we were all summer. I think I’ll start by rolling up the garden hose after I wash off all the D.E. that was left behind from cleaning the pool. Now if I could only cut down trim my neighbor’s oak and sweet gum trees that drop trash in the pool from September to March. Blessed fall!