Hot as Heck Texas Daybook

In my backyard…there’s a whole lot of splashing going on in our pool.  It’s.so.terribly.hot.

I am remembering…our last camping trip in the spring.  Just waiting {impatiently} for cooler weather so we can go again.

I am grateful for…finding such amazing, patient music teachers for the boys.  The boys are all thriving in their lessons and I love the sound of music in our home as they pull out their instruments and practice each day.

I am watching…The Truth About Cancer documentary.  The problem with knowledge is you can never go back to being ignorant.  And, of course, as with any new way of thinking, I find myself questioning everything said, wondering what and whom to trust.

I am listening…to Princess Academy.  This has been on my “to read” list for awhile and it was on Audible’s amazing kid’s sale so I snagged it.

I am wondering…why kids take pictures of the things they do.  The boys brought me their camera the other day and asked me to download what was on it.  Dax warned me and said, “Enh, just delete it all.”  I kindly replied, “Oh no, I’ll download them and delete the bad ones.  How many pictures could they possibly have taken?”  Oh me of little faith.  It turns out they can take 1,057 pictures; 1,048 of those are blurry, odd, or just plain strange (ie. a picture of our granite countertops at extremely close range and the back of Katie’s head over 112 times and every.single.aisle at Sam’s club along with massive amounts of pictures of Nury browsing the meat section).  I am just so very thankful for digital photos…imagine if I’d been naive enough to give them rolls of film and pay for the processing.

Oh, but then I get a picture like this and I’m quite thankful that I didn’t just delete them all!

I am laughing…at Katie’s pronunciation.  She wants to do everything herself…her way, by herself.  Today she wanted to spray the hose so I handed it over and thanked her for hosing off the dog.  She kept saying, “My pleasure, a dam.”  It took me awhile to figure out that that meant, “My pleasure Madame.”

I am reflecting…on Andrew.  Yesterday he asked us, “Does the mayor always have to wear a hat?”  When we replied no, he quickly followed up with, “Does the mayor always have to wear clothes?”

In the schoolroom…We began our new school year last week and we are thriving.  We are following the suggestions from my consultation with Liz at A Delectable Education and aside from the normal grumbling (which I’m pretty sure my kids feel is required) they all seem to be enjoying the book choices, the lesson plans and the zillion notebooks I’ve placed in their hands to catalog our journey this year.

Around the house…I am vacuuming like a madwoman.  Poor Midnight is shedding in such huge amounts…pretty sure if I collected all he’s losing, we could make him a friend.

In the kitchen…water kefir.  My sweet friend took the time to teach me the super easy process to fermenting and making my own kefir.  ALL of us are loving it…even health fad criticizer, Dax.

I am wearing…a white skirt and a black shirt.  Oh!  Last week, Dax and I went on a much overdue anniversary date to WaterStreet.  I dressed up a bit (we’re talking very minimal here…as in clean shirt and nice pants) and added a little mascara and lip gloss and fished out a bracelet, necklace and earrings.  When I walked out of my room, Katie exclaimed, “Oh my HEART!  You look GOOD!!!” which was followed by a sweet hug and kiss.  My goodness, if that simple outfit got such a reaction, it makes me think that I must really be slumming it on a daily basis.

We are preparing for…the Texas Outdoor Nature Challenge.

Someday I am going to miss…Andrew’s sweet little voice asking for an Uncle Wiggily story before bed.

One of my favorite things…our Texas State Aquarium.

A peek into my day

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One thought on “Hot as Heck Texas Daybook

  1. OH my gosh, Where was MIdnight going to go spend his dollar? At least he didn’t eat it. I love it all as always. It makes me feel closer distance wise when I see the pictures and read your thoughts. Love you all,
    Mom

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