We’re on a homeschooling break (after only one week) because my inlaws are visiting along with two sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law. We ended up not even doing school the last two days before they arrived because of a sick baby (and doctor’s appointment) and sick mama.
I’m glad I’m not worried about getting enough days in this year, otherwise I’d probably be wound up about the crazy start. I am wondering a bit if I should have held off on starting, or if it doesn’t really matter.
It’s been an amazingly wonderful summer at least as far as the weather goes. Not too hot, and most days aren’t too humid either. It’s so fabulous. I’m trying to soak it all up and take advantage of the opportunities it provides for the kids to play outside. Come January I’m sure I’ll be missing it.
Where the summer continues to be difficult is with general life stuff. My husband’s last grandmother passed away last week. She’d been in poor health and it wasn’t all that surprising, but it was still very quick at the end. (And that would be the “why” behind the extra visitors we’ve had).
My kids are too young to understand, but they’re old enough to remember the strangest things. And it sometimes combines into “please don’t say that” moments. One child was looking forward to great-grandma’s funeral because maybe they’ll be cake like there was at the other great-grandma’s funeral earlier this year. Yelling “She died?? Are we going to the funeral? Yay! – I love cake!” is … not that sensitive to the rest of the grieving family.
Maybe cake was just on their mind because the baby’s first birthday cake was delayed and delayed. She was sick on her birthday, and I knew she didn’t want to fuss with cake and presents. The big kids pestered every day afterwards about when we were going to have her cake. And open her presents. And have cake, because cake cake cake we want cake.
On a happier note, I got three new oils to try in this month’s shipment, and one of them is absolutely scrumptious-smelling. Deep Relief roll-on, Light the Fire, and Northern Lights Black Spruce (the one that smells so good I want to jump into the bottle).
It’s hard to select the best book I’ve finished recently – I’ve read some good ones, but they’re all so different it’s hard to compare. For most thought-provoking, it’s got to be I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time.
For most can’t-put-this-down the clear winner is The Martian. I read it in one night, and I paid for that late bedtime the next day.
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