If we were to sit down and have a cup of tea, I’d enjoy this kind! My bestie gifted me a “Sipscription” and this was one of the teas from Sipsby. This one actually kind of tastes like coffee!
I’d have so much to tell you, since back to school just started! Summer flew by, but I so enjoyed every stinking minute. I sometimes wonder why I feel so much emotion though; even the change from Summer to Fall has me all weepy. I know I love Summer the most, but I do enjoy our Fall weather. When the trees all change it’s so pretty! I enjoy going for donuts and cider, pumpkin picking and all the slow cooker recipes! Football, red wine and cozy fires are in my future and I’m not mad about it.
I’d probably tear up telling you all about my babies going off to school for another year. I was a teacher, you see, so of course I know the value of an education, the mingling of like aged children and stimulating my kids’ minds is so important to me. But selfishly, I miss them. I miss the baby snuggles, the bottles, the sticky cheeks, the consumption of them needing me. No, I don’t want more babies, but I think it’s normal to always have a feel of just wanting your babies just a little while longer. Don’t get me wrong though, 4 & 6 is such a fun age! They are so sweet and innocent and get along pretty well for the most part. My husband and I keep saying how much know we will miss this phase too! I really had such a beautiful Summer with them. Parenting is so crazy; I am so ready for bedtime and to sit down quietly, but gosh they grow so darn fast!
I’d tell you if Summer 2019 had a sound track, you’d find these songs on it!
Dancing With a Stranger, Calm Down, Git Up Dance, Old Town Road, Have you Ever seen the Rain, and it would conclude with Dreams–this song has come to me over and over and over again in August. I would see the lyrics, “thunder only happens when it rains” and I heard it on Big Little Lies. My husband randomly played it, and I’ve heard it come on several times on the radio. Why?!?
If we were having a chat, let you in on a little secret—I may not watch TV, but I am known for binging on You Tube! I can’t help it, but I get sucked down a rabbit hole once in awhile. Lately I’m back on the wife/mom bandwagon and adore these two ladies! How Jen Does it & Beauty & The Beastons
I would fill you in on my manifestations. “What you think about you bring about.” Thanks to a mastermind training, I’ve started really putting things out there and whoa—they do come back at ya! Something as small as Joe and I talking about how we wanted a picnic table for the land, and we just wanted to find one…I was walking with the dog and someone had it out by the road. Score! Now we can have picnics or even a bonfire before it gets too cold!
I’d say that I am pretty pumped that I have done 37 workouts out of my 100! I’m feeling so great and can’t wait to just keep going! It’s amazing what CONSISTENCY does. I don’t love every workout but I get them done and that’s what counts. 30 minutes or less, there’s really no excuses.
I was also proud of myself for not buying all the things at Home Goods yesterday! I did scoop up a few new pillows for our couch, because Bailey, and all of the Fall Decor was so cute. I cannot wait until I have our new home to decorate!
I’d admit that I still haven’t used my Instantpot. I don’t know what my problem is, I’m like nervous or something?! I did use my slow cooker yesterday. I did the old chicken breasts, cubed small potatoes, green beans, butter & a packet of Ranch dressing. I didn’t want to have to grab fast food after a late afternoon at my sister’s gymnastic’s center, so I prepped before we left. I felt like a total badass for having dinner ready when we walked in the door. So, I’m giving myself some grace on the Instantpot.
I am pretty excited about some “DO YOU TIME” tomorrow. With Joe’s work schedule and the kids back to school crazy, I haven’t done much for me. I have worked out, but I am excited for a few hours of daylight alone! I see a pumpkin cold foam iced chai latté in my future.
I’m looking forward to doing some Freezer meals with my friend Cathy on Saturday. Some of these recipes look so yummy! I’m really making efforts to make more meals at home as we got into a bad habit of eating out a lot this Summer. It’s okay, we’ll reign it in and it will be delicious!
Currently I am trying to read my Book of the Month book, The Reckless Oath we Made, but I haven’t been into reading much. I am making it a goal to read tomorrow though!
Looking back at this Summer, I can’t help but believe that since I took all that time to work on me, it was truly the best gift I have given myself, my husband and my children. I am so grateful for this crazy beautiful life. I have never been happier, and it’s crazy because I know life is only going to continue to get better. It’s what we make of it, and I know and believe there’s so much more in store.