This week was our LAST WEEK before school starts, and as such I had some mighty high expectations for it. For example:
~This week was supposed to be my week to plan for the school year and order books. I was determined to begin the year tidily and organized and positively oozing preparedness.
I looked through a few catalogs before happening upon the Rainbow Resource catalog and when my eyes met that monster, I recoiled in fear and ran screaming into the woods. If you are a homeschooler- you understand. If you aren't a homeschooler....consider yourself very blessed. I will spare you the nightmares by not describing to you the terror that monster of a million-page catalog imprints in your soul.
~This week I was supposed to prepare for my non-twins' birthdays on Monday. A girl turning double digits and my baby turning *sniff* THREE. What cake would they like? What meal? What gift? I dunno. I thought I had time to figure it out.
~This week was supposed to be a week of getting caught up on canning.
And I did get caught up on the tomatoes and cucumbers (for a few days anyway)- I made spaghetti sauce, and gorgeous pineapple salsa and pickle spears and stackers...but just when I was caught up on things for a day or two and could confidently take a day off from preserving in some way, I just HAD to go to an auction and buy some pears and grapes!
I am a glutton for punishment, I know.
~This week, the last-week-before-school-starts, we were supposed to soak up the last week of non-school and no set schedule and just.have.fun. While the kids have been living it up- I have been....well, you know.
I thought I had time to think about all of that...I thought I had time to do it all- but by golly- I just realized that it is THURSDAY, folks! And the week is practically over! Where did this week go?
I remember doing things this week....I just don't remember what exactly.
I thought if you were sick to death of canning talk, maybe I could interest you in zinnia photo overkill or a proper pink overload?
Now that I have overwhelmed you thrice, I am quite sure I have ruined any chance of people visiting this blog. whoops.