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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
Learn English in September

How organised are you?

GemmaRowlandsGemmaRowlands ModeratorPosts: 10,331 mod
Today, I have been thinking about Christmas, and it has made me realise that I am not as organised as I used to be. I used to finish my Christmas shopping in September! I think it is because I am now an adult, with other things to think about, so I can't be as prepared as I once might have been.

What about you? How organised do you like to be? Have you always been this way?


  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,838 ✭✭✭✭
    I'm not as organised as I'd like to be, unless I'm under pressure, when suddenly I become very organised.
  • HermineHermine Posts: 8,906 ✭✭✭✭
    Me too @mheredge, pressure and using a do-to-list gives me a feeling of being able to handle the situation.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,838 ✭✭✭✭
    I have been so disorganised lately that I haven't even managed to get my act together and sit down to write a to-do list @Hermine!
  • HermineHermine Posts: 8,906 ✭✭✭✭
    Marianne, what do you mean by 'act together'?.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,838 ✭✭✭✭
    To get one's act together means to get organised @Hermine.
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