Woohoo! Time to put up the blog design with the autumn leaves....I've been waiting for that one.
We've had some days of lower temps here, with a bit of cloudiness (and even some major rain on Monday) and I think it's had everyone thinking of the fall. (Not to mention our first Duck home football game is on Saturday). Time for tailgaters and chili and apple pie and....oh yeah, didn't I mention it was also time to start shedding those summer indulgence pounds too? Sigh....always a battle!
The kids return to school on Wednesday (one week!). I truly love the freedom of summer and all of the super fun it provides, but I'm getting a little geared up to having some space of my own, and being able to actually get a house clean for more than 20 minutes. This morning, Mikayla wanted to play catch with a big squishy ball with me, and I wanted to eat breakfast and browse Facebook. She threw the ball when I wasn't ready, spilling milk all over me, the chair, the floor, and nearly my computer. It's moments like those when you think, "yeah, it's time....." =) Also, it's very good that the kids have been separated for most of the summer, as they just can't get through five minutes without being "at" each other. I gave them the big, "Do you really think people can see Jesus in you when you act like that?" talk - and had them periodically (as the argument merited), head to a bedroom together to talk "strategy" as to how to interact in such a way that God would be glorified through the attitudes towards each other. I'd like to say it worked like a charm, but at least it broke up my usual "knock it off" yells at them......
Fortunately, today Brayden is off to Wildlife Safari with Jack (bless you Kristin for taking him!) - and Mikayla will spend a good chunk of the day with Christina. On the docket for me is a little peace and quiet and about 10 loads of laundry to sort and put away while catching up on some of my DVR'd shows......Sounds heavenly about now!