Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Life: It Goes On - September 4

The wedding trip has come and gone - how did six days pass by so quickly?! Re-entry yesterday was, as it always is, a little rough. I'm still tired and sad that I didn't have time to explore more while I was north. But I got to spend lots of time with my kiddos, which you know I love. And the wedding was beautiful. And I got to spend a lot of time with my parents and time with my siblings. Also, there was a giant lake I got to spend time right next to for days.

Last Week I:

Listened To: I didn't have much time for listening to a book in the past week. Mostly I thoroughly enjoyed listening to my kids enjoying each other's company. I love that they discuss world issues together, confide in each other, and lean on each other. This week was all about them teasing each other and laughing together. So much laughter and so many jokes that we will be laughing about for a long time.

Watched: My niece get married, duh! There were some tears, there was some laughter (my brother-in-law actually dropped his drawers during his father-of-the-bride speech!), there were a lot of smiles, and there was a whole lot of baltering. What's that you ask? Balter: (v.) to dance artlessly, without particularly grace or skill, but usually with enjoyment. And that was just my siblings and me!

Read: Ugh - I'm not getting one book done before the next one becomes available from the library so I'm trying to get through Midnight In Chernobyl and then I'll go back to This Blessed Earth.

Made: Travel food - muffins, hard boiled eggs, brownies. We rolled into our hotel looking like total white trash with our box of food and two coolers.

Enjoyed: I'm pretty sure you've figured this out by now - wedding, time with my family, Duluth. Perhaps the thing I enjoyed the most was watching my daughter having a blast in a situation that might have been really hard for her. I was so proud of her!

This Week I’m: 

Planning: On finishing up my early fall decorating. That doesn't mean I'm giving up on summer and there won't be pumpkin anything in my near future. But, there is a chill in the air these days. And Instagram is telling me it's time, so...

Thinking About: A major reorganization in my basement. You know I always need something to be planning that will take me much longer than I expect it to take. This should fill the bill.

Feeling: Meh. It's the let down after something you were looking forward to is past.

Looking forward to: Hamilton in two and a half weeks! Time to be listening to it nonstop!

Question of the week: Do you makeover your house for the change of seasons?


  1. Congrats on your niece's wedding! How exciting. The wedding reminds of something I'd see in the movies. Beautiful. Glad it was a wonderful weekend with family and friends. Sounds like you're getting some cooler weather in your parts. Mine is still blistering hot during the day. It does not quite feel like fall yet. But the nights are cooling down quicker and I've started R.I.P. so it's getting me ready for the season.

    Once the Fall equinox hits I'll get around to setting up all the spooky things for Halloween. I wish Thanksgiving was before Halloween. Lots of countries celebrate the bounty late September or early October. Oh well. I try to get my harvest stuff up for a few weeks before Christmas!

    I hope you have a wonderful week.

    1. I'll probably start putting out some pumpkins in a couple of weeks but hold off for actual Halloween until early October. I do like to switch things up a lot with the decorating in the fall.