I feel like I’m been a bit out of the blogging loop lately. Summer just disappeared before my eyes and our kids have been in school for a week already. Life just keeps moving and I feel like I’m hanging on for dear life to the caboose at the end of the train. So, to bring you up to date a little bit, I wanted to share what is currently going on in my corner of the world.
Reading: THE NEW TRAIL OF TEARS
I’m finding myself constantly shaking my head over the ridiculous government bureaucracy while reading this book. What is happening to the many generations of Native Americans in our country is a mess. Reading this book won’t solve the big issues facing them, but it may get people talking about what is happening. Review coming later this week.
Drinking: WATER and lots more of it from my YETI
I love having ice cold water all the time. Keeping ice water in my Yeti makes me drink more water. I take it with me everywhere. Even on these hot days, I will still have cold water in my Yeti for hours whether I’m outside, in my car, or in the house.
Waiting: For our home construction to be complete
Construction started on our home the last week of May and we are getting very close to wrapping it all up. I’m just waiting for trim, carpet, countertops and kitchen sink. Then I can start putting everything back where it belongs and start the multiple-day cleaning process.
Cheering: on both of our sons in Cross County
Patrick has been in Cross Country since 7th grade and is now a Junior. But, Bennett decided to join the team this year as a Sophomore. It’s been fun having both of them out there running. It’s one of my favorite parts of the school year. Cross Country is unique in that everyone cheers for all the runners no matter what team they are on. It is such a supporting and fun atmosphere. I love our Cross Country family!
Nurturing: my new succulents
I found these adorable plant holders at an antique shop and knew they would be perfect for succulents. I haven’t had the best of luck, so I’m hoping these survive for me!
Dreaming: of the beaches of Pensacola Beach
I’m always trying to find a way back to this area of our country. It is my happy place and I’m hoping to go back again before the year is out.
Listening: to Podcasts
I have some new favorite Podcasts that are keeping me entertained while driving or working around the house.
Ann Bogel of Modern Mrs. Darcy is on her 37th episode of WHAT SHOULD I READ NEXT where she offers book recommendations based on the guest’s previous favorites and current reads. I’ve added way too many books to my to-read list because of this podcast.
I loved Mike Rowe in “Dirty Jobs” and now he has a podcast titled THE WAY I HEARD IT where he shares a quick story of a famous person with a back-story you would never expect. His episodes are short, usually 7-8 minutes and are always fascinating.
Anticipating: Fall TV
We haven’t had a TV in our upstairs living area all summer due to construction. So all the TV I’m really watching lately is a bit of GMA in the morning, a few snippets of the Olympics, and the nightly local news. Lame! So, I’m anxious for these upcoming Fall TV Shows.
Survivor – I’m a total Survivor Geek and can’t wait for the season to begin. I’ve seen them all and can’t wait. This season begins on September 21, 2016, on CBS. Unfortunately, I have meetings nearly every Wednesday night, so I’ll always have to watch it later.
Project Runway – I’ve watch sporadically over the years and want to tune in this season…maybe with our daughter who loves fashion. It begins on September 15, 2016, on Lifetime.
Speechless – I am extremely intrigued by this new show on ABC that debuts on September 21, 2016. My DVR will be busy as this it likely on during Survivor. Minnie Driver is the mom in this family sitcom who fights for her family including their son JJ, who has cerebral palsy.
This is Us – I really don’t know what this new show on NBC is about, but the commercial trailers have definitely gotten my attention. It debuts on September 20, 2016.
Dealing with: Post Prom
I’ve taken on the coordination (with another mom friend) the task of planning for Post Prom at our school. It has been a huge time-sucker for me with some complications and lots of paperwork. I wasn’t expecting all the details and time it would involve. This is one of the biggest reasons I have been so quiet around here. My one statement regarding this is:
Catching up with: I’m still reading along with the Bible in 90 Days. I’m about 20 days behind and I’m working hard at finding pockets of time to read, even just one chapter to stay with it. I’d love prayers as I work through this challenge.