Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fall 2015

I'm not willing to give up on the blog yet.  I know that life starts to level out again around 9 months, and I could feel it when Teddy hit that age, but it happened to coincide with the beginning of school, which is an additional level of craziness.  It may well be that life is just one season of craziness after another, as we're into Fall Harvest now, and then MJL will be doing a musical, and then it'll be Christmas...  but nevertheless.  I believe someday I'll get back to sharing all of the random and interesting (to me) thoughts that I have when I'm driving the van or unloading the dishwasher.

In the meantime, I must keep seasonal lists, as it keeps me from feeling crazy.

How did Summer go?

Summer 2015
  • Baby Gifts: Not as many as I would have liked, but some.
    • Burp Cloths
    • Little Blankies
    • Binky holders
  • Do some of the stuff in the yard that needs doing.    I'm so thankful for this wording!  "some" definitely got done. 
  • Redo lounge chair from Dad's house.
  • Father's Day Paintings
  • The Fair  It's a good thing I put this on the list, because when I feel like I got nothing done, I can check the list and remember that I did do a lot of things. 
    • Pigs
    • Goats
    • Dress
    • Skirt
    • Visual Arts
    • Photography
    • Crochet
    • Concession Stand
    • Foods
  • Help Susu with the new baby!
  • Start a new school year.  
  • SWIM and breathe and enjoy it all.  Eat sno cones and look around at the sweet sticky faces and listen to what they are saying.  No items matter more than this.    Not enough.  But some.
It didn't feel like much, but when I look at it there, it seems better.  And I organized the pantry and made Teddy's banner too.  Hooray for Seasonal lists!

Fall 2015

  • Slipcover for basement couch
  • Mail things to babies
  • Big basket on the sewing table
  • Green box
  • Portraits of Children!
  • Videos of Children! Took them, but didn't do anything with them...
  • Make as many Christmas gifts as possible.
  • Enjoy Fall weather.  Be outside.  Kids outside.  
  • College Kid Boxes
  • Visit Abby
  • Memorize quote from St. Francis de Sales--"Never be in a hurry; do all things quietly and in a calm spirit.  Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset."  Just the first half.
  • CD project
  • One of the stack of boxes in office.
  • Decide on design for Lauren's quilt. and fabric ordered!  So excited.
  • Be home more.  Try to make home the default option and do less.   Took Wednesdays in town off the schedule!  Lovely. 
What's on your Fall list?