thinking about my t0-do list for today. It’s a mile long because I have some chores to catch up with from the past two days of being lazy/helping my step-daughter with cheer/visiting with family. I also have some chores to get ahead on because my parents are coming tomorrow for a visit.
feeling like I should’ve made a summer bucket list. We don’t normally get everything crossed off of our seasonal bucket lists, but they make us more aware of the passing time.
watching Ripper Street with my husband. I think we are on season three. It has been so long since we finished season two that both of us were a little confused about what was going on. Then we realized that they had written in a four-year gap between season two and season three.
reading Eat, Pray, Love. I’m a slow summer reader and had taken a reading hiatus before I picked up this book.
excited about all the garden veggies that my parents are bringing tomorrow.
missing summer. It’s not completely over, but my step-daughter goes back to school soon. Summer has flown by.
wondering when my husband is going to get out of bed. We have different chronotypes. While I used to be a night owl as a kid/young adult, now I like to go do bed early. He’s the opposite. It’s not a big deal except for when I know he wants to run an errand or do a chore together. Like today, I want to get out and mow so I can move on to my other chores, but I can’t get the mower started on my own.
working to stay ahead on my blogging. I want to keep up with posting every day. I write my posts a couple weeks in advance so that I don’t have to write every single day and so that I can work on longer posts for a few days. (Hence, by the time I post this, my step-daughter has already been in school for a week.)
stressed about my work schedule for the next few months. Fall is always crazy-busy and there are a lot of family birthdays and anniversaries in the fall. We aren’t the type of people who thrive when our schedules are packed.
proud of my step-daughter for working hard to get her cheers right. She made the varsity cheerleading team as a rising freshman. I know she is stressed about her first game and pep rally, but she’s working hard to get it.
wanting to have more time for an actual vacation, but nobody’s schedules matched up this summer.
wishing for perfect weather for the Perseid meteor shower. It would be a good night to camp out somewhere.
eating cherries. I just ate the last few cherries from a pound I bought a week ago. I love fresh fruit in the summer. Looking forward to fresh blueberries and watermelon next week.
drinking cheap wine that comes in a four-pack of two-glass serving sized containers. So cute! So convenient!
loving our little cheer dynasty. On Thursday, my step-daughter and I were trouble-shooting a stunt she’s supposed to do and texting my niece about how her squad does the stunt. Also, last week my husband was in the basement while I was in the bathroom, washing my face, and my step-daughter was in her room. He ran up the stairs and to the back of the house where we were and yelled from the hallway, “What are you all doing?” (This is something he does rather often and always randomly, unprompted by anything.) Rather than answer, I yelled from the bathroom, “Go blue! Go gold!” and my step-daughter joined in for the last line, “Go blue and gold!” My husband returned to the basement, defeated by our enthusiasm. 😉