It’s the week of Labor Day, certainly one of my favorites weekends every year when my favourite components of summer season (the lake!) and fall (school soccer!) collide. Soccer kicks off this week and swimming (which is a brand new add for Hailey this 12 months) follows only a week later. I can discover the times not being fairly as lengthy, however summer season temperatures are actually nonetheless in full swing! Nonetheless, I can really feel the seasonal shift occurring for our schedule and like a mom-to-be’s urge to nest, I’ve sure duties that beg to be taken care of as I prep our house and household for the shift in seasons.
The 1st step: pull out the autumn decor bin!!! (Half kidding, half not ;)) OK, right here’s what’s on my thoughts…
I’m taking inventory of the pantry and freezer, placing gadgets that should be used on the week’s meal plan and writing a grasp record of what I have to replenish on. Currently the youngsters have been into baking so it’s largely brown sugar, cocoa powder, and flour, but in addition olives, broths, and tomato merchandise.
I revived my sourdough starter after a protracted hiatus and am excited to get again into the rhythm of utilizing it for breads and making an attempt it on new issues like scones (impressed by my pal, Janna) and pizza dough.
I’m additionally getting ready for busy season dinners, which a minimum of as soon as per week might be packing the youngsters dinners to eat on the area. Their PlanetBox lunch packing containers that I’ve liked are actually not fairly sufficiently big for his or her appetites. Anybody have an even bigger lunch field suggestion for giant youngsters? Bento model could be a plus!
Our Sunday was largely spent checking the field on all uniform and cleat wants, which took longer than anticipated, but it surely’s good to have all the pieces lined up and able to go.
I additionally spent a pair hours with David yesterday combing over our spending, researching family expenditure apps, after which finally creating my very own Google Sheets tracker because of the assistance of YouTube. I’ve used Mint, YNAB, Quicken, and different earlier than and all the time find yourself falling off monitor. I’m hopeful that one thing extra easy that tracks simply revenue and spending as a substitute of all retirement and funding accounts, too, might be a greater match for me. I monitor our groceries tremendous intently, and stay up for extending this type of vigilance to all our spending.
There’s been some weblog upkeep to take care of, as nicely. There are a number of websites which have been ripping my content material and reposting it as their very own. I’ve largely ignored it (ignorantly) however simply discovered it could actually and is negatively effecting my web site. Tech isn’t my robust swimsuit so I’ve been trying to find solutions and assist implementing an answer.
Lastly, I’ve been busy with a number of house ornament tasks. The cabinets David constructed for the lounge are superior and I’ve framed some household photos, purchased a plant, and candles to start to fill them with. We hung a mirror in the lounge and purchased a brand new gentle fixture for the eating space. Painters present up at present to color two of our ceilings so we will grasp the brand new fixture after which I stay up for feeling like my home in considerably pulled again collectively.
We deliberate (and did not) observe Spanish all summer season lengthy so this week we’re pulling out our books to evaluation earlier than we begin co-op again subsequent week. We had a kick off to co-op cookout and it was so enjoyable to see everybody once more, and a few new faces, too! It’s going to be an important 12 months and we’re all wanting ahead to it.
It feels good to be a stable homeschool rhythm, as we’re getting into the second week of our IEW/Lang Arts/Math/France focus. And we’re all excited to leap into Collect Spherical’s Farming a Meals subsequent week! Extra curriculum particulars right here.
There’s an IG reel audio that claims “what can we do after we’re unhappy? We search for flights!” and whereas I’m not unhappy, the enneagram seven in me has kicked into excessive gear these days with desirous to e-book some 2023 journey. I like having journeys on the calendar to stay up for.
Within the quick time period, I’ve a women weekend in Greenville, SC with my school girlfriends in October, in addition to a visit to The Overlook. We’re going to make it a enjoyable few days (I’m considering perhaps Dollywood?!). In the long run, we’re taking a look at ski journey locations and hoping to attempt someplace new!
That’s a fairly complete replace from my neck of the woods. I’ve an appointment this morning that I’ve to wake the youngsters up early to take with me, so I’m off to take Finley on a fast sniffari then hit the bottom working.
Are you feeling the autumn vitality of routine and construction creep again in? Are you preventing in or embracing it? Any huge lunch field recs? 😉 Have a beautiful Monday!!
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