It’s the week of Labor Day, one in every of my favorites weekends annually when my favourite elements of summer time (the lake!) and fall (school soccer!) collide. Soccer kicks off this week and swimming (which is a brand new add for Hailey this yr) follows only a week later. I can discover the times not being fairly as lengthy, however summer time temperatures are definitely 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 dwelling and household for the shift in seasons.
The first 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 objects that must be used on the week’s meal plan and writing a grasp record of what I have to replenish on. Recently the children have been into baking so it’s principally 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 at the least as soon as every week can be packing the children dinners to eat on the subject. Their PlanetBox lunch bins that I’ve cherished at the moment are not fairly large enough for his or her appetites. Anybody have an even bigger lunch field suggestion for giant youngsters? Bento model can 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 in the end creating my very own Google Sheets tracker due to 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 earnings and spending as an alternative of all retirement and funding accounts, too, can be a greater match for me. I monitor our groceries tremendous carefully, and look ahead to extending this type of vigilance to all our spending.
There’s been some weblog upkeep to take care of, as effectively. There are a number of websites which have been ripping my content material and reposting it as their very own. I’ve principally ignored it (ignorantly) however simply came upon it may and is negatively effecting my web site. Tech isn’t my sturdy swimsuit so I’ve been trying to find solutions and assist implementing an answer.
Lastly, I’ve been busy with just a few dwelling ornament initiatives. The cabinets David constructed for the lounge are superior and I’ve framed some household footage, 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 immediately to color two of our ceilings so we are able to hold the brand new fixture after which I look ahead to feeling like my home in considerably pulled again collectively.
We deliberate (and did not) follow Spanish all summer time lengthy so this week we’re pulling out our books to assessment 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 excellent yr and we’re all trying ahead to it.
It feels good to be a strong homeschool rhythm, as we’re coming 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 eager to e book some 2023 journey. I like having journeys on the calendar to look ahead to.
Within the brief time period, I’ve a ladies 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 possibly 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 children up early to take with me, so I’m off to take Finley on a fast sniffari then hit the bottom operating.
Are you feeling the autumn power of routine and construction creep again in? Are you preventing in or embracing it? Any massive lunch field recs? 😉 Have an exquisite Monday!!
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