Outside my window…the mosquitoes are back.
I am remembering…our recent visit to Austin. Leslie is turning 40 this next month so we spent the weekend celebrating youth and beauty while it still lasts (which for Leslie will probably be her entire life…the beauty part, at least. I suppose youth is a relative term).
I am thankful for…Audible on car trips.
I am wishing…for cooler weather so we can get back to camping. We stopped by Palmetto State Park on the way home this weekend and while we enjoyed the hike along the trail, I’m pretty sure I might have melted in that heat and humidity if we’d stayed much longer. Yep, I’m a certified wimp.
I am listening…to the boys as they build a Lego set to recreate the movie 3 Ninjas (flashback to the dollar theater circa 1992 with Missy and Leslie).
I am watching…for strange things to come out of my dryer. This one appeared last week courtesy of William’s pocket (William said the little guy had already died when he pocketed him so my conscience is clear as far as that goes).
I am reflecting…on Katie’s ingenuity. She forgot to pack her baby carrier when we went to Austin, so she used her dress as a carrier. It worked almost too well…now I noticed all of her shirts are getting stretched out at the top. (I was extremely happy when she rediscovered the joy of pushing the baby in the stroller!)
In the schoolroom…trying to motivate the boys to finish up their comic books for the book contest this year. We finally got to take our first nature walk of the school year last week (it’s been so unbearably hot). The kids filled their nature books with all kinds of observations.
Around the house…paying bills, reconciling accounts, balancing everything to the penny (cause in my nerdy book, that’s just plain fun).
In the kitchen…gluten and dairy free lasagna. It was really good and so creamy…if I had not baked it myself, I would have sworn there was cheese and wheat in it.
I am wearing…black shorts and a pink tank top.
We are preparing for…William’s surgery next week. He had surgery 6 years ago on September 1st. His lucky day this year? September 1st. Weird how life works that way.
Someday I am going to miss…getting caught in the rain in Goliad on a hiking trail with four little children who think getting caught in the rain is exciting and fun. (But I won’t miss getting caught in the rain with a husband who does not think getting caught in the rain is exciting and fun.)
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