Watching • absolutely nothing. I’m ready for a new season of Downtown Abbey.
Listening • I’ve found that I like to listen to podcast when I run. I know some people listen to them when they fold laundry or do dishes, but my kids are always asking me something so running is the one time of day that I’m not needed to problem solve. Right now, my favorite podcast is from The Art of Simple.
Cooking • alot of soup + homemade bread. It’s rainy season so the July temperatures have been in the low 70’s. Last week, I made pumpkin soup and vegetable soup. Friday night, I made pizza and banana-based ice creams.
Reading • Strong Mothers, Strong Sons by Meg Meeker
Doing • homeschool in the morning. Cooking in the afternoon.
Going • to our capitol city this weekend! So looking forward to a little 3 day break. We plan on hitting up the zoo and a dinosaur park. Bonus: the hotel has a pool! The kids don’t have a clue. I love it.
Loving • reading The Box Car series to Schäfer during afternoon quiet rest. Senna’s sleeping. Sianna and Selah are playing in their room. Meanwhile, Schäfer and I are unraveling a new mystery curled up together in a chair.
Discovering • Hubs and I are in the middle of a hair experiment. We are only washing our hair with water. They say in 2 weeks our hair will be phenomenal – with a complete balance of natural oils, etc. Right now, it’s not so pretty. If my hair is not amazing by next week, I’m going back to shampoo. For sure.
Enjoying • watching the kids eat popsicles for afternoon snack. The kids think popsicles are incredible. If I make a smoothie, I fill the popsicle’s first then serve the smoothie. I’ve also made popsicles out of lemonade.
Thinking • about Senna who is in the Great Age of Discovery where she is into everything. It’s so hard right now. And she’s not sleeping very well at night. But she’s growing up so very fast. I don’t remember it being this fast.
Feeling • really thankful for SK6. For Hubs who is working hard to make our new apartment livable… dare I say even a little comfortable? And for these kids. These kids! They are so amazing and little and trainable. There are so many good days to come, but I’m especially thankful for the right now.
Starting • to purge. We are moving across town next week and with that task comes the necessary truth that I must touch everything we own in order to get it in a box. It’s been a while (2 years?) since I’ve tackled a major purge. It’s time.
Playing • board games after supper. Sometimes, I take all three girls up for a bath so Hubs and Schäfer can play Catan. Other times, I take Senna for bath while the kids play Pinkalicious or High Ho Cherry-O.
Planning • a monthly menu + once-a-month batch cooking. Our new apartment will have space for a small freezer so Hubs really wants us to give batch cooking a try.
Working • on getting organized. Tossing the unnecessary. Filing the important.
Thanking • God for summer. For slower days. More sunlight. And a desire to be still.