Hello everyone out there! Just wanted to pop in and let you know I haven’t neglected this space entirely. While I am able to get up earlier now before the kids, my mornings have been spent exercising along with Briana Christine in her latest 90 day challenge. It ends in one week! After that, my plan is to add exercising our school routine – the kids have shown a lot of interest in “exercising with mommy.” That will free up my mornings for writing – in theory! 😉
And of course, there’s the baby, who deserves her own post since she’s holding no restraint in catching up with her siblings. More on that later, hopefully.
The older two had birthdays (so now 6 and 4) and they are both changing to suit their ages (both in good and bad ways).
August has come in with a bang for me. I spent every day this week either picking in my father’s garden or our garden, with Will gone even. I spent the past couple days preserving – 12 quarts of fermenting pickles, 10 quarts pasta sauce, and 4 quarts whole tomatoes. It was my first time canning on my own! I used up all the tomatoes and cucumbers just before we went and picked a whole bunch again last night. It’s both tiring and invigorating. I know I’ll appreciate all the work come fall and winter.
August also means school planning. Lots of ideas have been peculating and I can’t wait to start arranging all the ideas on paper. I plan to start September 1st, in conjunction with the beginning of the Church year.
And August also means getting my ASD repaired. The date is set for August 25th. Will and Ella will be with me. The procedure should just take a couple hours and I’ll stay overnight to get my heart looked at again the next day. Is it weird that I’m excited? I’m so ready to have it fixed and behind me – and grateful that it’s possible.
I hope you’re all having a wonderful summer! I’ve missed sharing on here, but my life has been full of so many wonderful things.