Back to School

August 6, 2009 at 1:30 pm 1 comment

Wow.  Summer break is over!

It was a wonderful summer.  I really enjoyed my kids, for the most part.  I wish I’d realized how cool it was going to be and planned more days at parks, more walks, and more non-pool outdoor time.  But, all-in-all, we rested.  I think I needed it.  Total breaks.

Today I am getting everything re-windexed down (boy, three kids make a lot of fingerprints), getting the kitchen back into shape (it will take several days, I’m realizing), and getting laundry caught up from our trip to Lake Barkley last weekend.  How does the pile grow so fast!?  The laundry room is far from the back-to-school vision I enjoy, but that’s okay.  I’ll get there.  I want to clean out the van before pick-up time to keep from scaring the teachers also.

My mom dropped off green beans I need to get canned…finally got the dishwasher ready for jars.

The kids are settling into classes.  I will have a zillion forms to fill out when they get home.

Getting it all fit in this evening will be a miracle.

Christmas music just came on my iPod…I thought I deleted all that!  I hate it when that happens…just a sec…

It’s so good to be able to hear the music today….as I try to deal with a gnat problem.

Getting rid of those things is crazy when you have garden produce!

My extra fridge has a leak problem, so I’m having trouble keeping it all chilled adding to the “gnat problem”.

Anyway…I’ve got one hour left to reach some house goals!  I’m on a rampage!


Entry filed under: Seasons.

Rick Warren on Walking the Railroad Tracks of Life Water in the Bottom of My Refrigerator

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. Stacey  |  August 7, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    I’ve missed your blogging even though I’m a bad commenter.

    Anyways, I have gnats, too! We had peaches, then corn, and then bananas that sat out too long. Our fridge is full and nowhere to keep the extra fruit and now we have lots of gnats. Ugh. I’m not sure what to do, I’ve resorted to stalking them at times and assaulting them one by one. 😦

    If you find something that works, let me know!!

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