Ever have those days where you look around and see all that you have to do and there is so much that instead of jumping in, you find the nearest couch and take a nap? That has been me.
For basically, the last month.
I know I am accomplishing things-even BIG things-but I just can't think right now what they are.
I think it must be the crazy heat or something. The sun comes out and the house melts into a puddle for the day, and I with it. The children seem to do pretty well with it, if they are half naked and eating freeze pops.
|My mom will be appalled when she sees Judah in only a diaper. (It was first thing in the am, I promise!)|
One thing we've been working on (though we aren't quite to the past tense "accomplished" bit yet) is a top-secret, Parent-made present for the chillins. They will pretty much love us forever. Matt is basically the brains and the brawn of the project, but I was the one who dreamed it up AND, I've been doing my fair share of the work...even when it means swallowing my fear of climbing into the heavens. Yes, I have been brave. AND, I've used an air-gun. (So don't mess with me.)
|whooooo boy, the man has sexy arms.|
|we are using hand hewn beams from the middle barn for our project|
I am currently reading a few really great books right now-and it is a very hard choice which one to pick up when I have a moment to read. Womanly Dominion, The Underground History of American Education and Common Sense 101--and now you understand my predicament. My strategy is (until I find a better one) to leave them scattered in the different most-frequented rooms and whichever room I am in when that rare quiet moment allows, is the book I will read.
|A little chipmunk I found in the woods and brought home for a pet.|
I have officially begun "putting food by", though I missed my usual, yearly entrance into the preserving season when I never went strawberry picking this year. No strawberries for us this winter. This year, the start of the season was broccoli-what gorgeous, prolific broccoli too! (I froze it.) I have officially begun the "Put 'Em Up List" on the sidebar in case you are interesting. I'll be adding to it the more I put food by.
|These are second and third cuttings.|
|pre-picking. Judah didn't help at all, the BUM.|
|A "Lake Meal"|
I sat and made a list of things I needed to do today-and I won't tell you how long it was...and blogging was NOT on it. But niether was gathering 36 escaped chickens and spending an hour fixing fence and repairing a lose board. So there it is. Nevertheless, I better get back to that list so I can have SOMETHING to cross off tonight. But before I do- what are you all making for supper tonight? I need some inspiration...