It’s the week of Labor Day, one in every of my favorites weekends every year when my favourite elements of summer season (the lake!) and fall (school soccer!) collide. Soccer kicks off this week and swimming (which is a brand new add for Hailey this 12 months) follows only a week later. I can discover the times not being fairly as lengthy, however summer season 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 residence 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 checklist of what I must top off on. These days the youngsters have been into baking so it’s principally brown sugar, cocoa powder, and flour, but additionally olives, broths, and tomato merchandise.
I revived my sourdough starter after an extended 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 buddy, 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 youngsters dinners to eat on the area. 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 children? Bento fashion could be a plus!
Our Sunday was largely spent checking the field on all uniform and cleat wants, which took longer than anticipated, however it’s good to have every thing 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 finally creating my very own Google Sheets tracker because of the assistance of YouTube. I’ve used Mint, YNAB, Quicken, and different earlier than and at all times find yourself falling off monitor. I’m hopeful that one thing extra easy that tracks simply earnings and spending as a substitute 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 were ripping my content material and reposting it as their very own. I’ve principally ignored it (ignorantly) however simply came upon it may well and is negatively effecting my web site. Tech will not be my robust go well with so I’ve been trying to find solutions and assist implementing an answer.
Lastly, I’ve been busy with just a few residence ornament initiatives. The cabinets David constructed for the lounge are superior and I’ve framed some household photos, purchased a plant, and candles to start to fill them with. We hung a mirror in the lounge and purchased a brand new mild fixture for the eating space. Painters present up at this time to color two of our ceilings so we will dangle the brand new fixture after which I look ahead to feeling like my home in considerably pulled again collectively.
We deliberate (and didn’t) observe Spanish all summer season 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 awesome 12 months and we’re all wanting 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 will 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 currently with eager to guide some 2023 journey. I like having journeys on the calendar to look ahead to.
Within the quick 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 pondering perhaps 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 youngsters 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 combating in or embracing it? Any large lunch field recs? 😉 Have an exquisite Monday!!