|At least she had the decency to color coordinate.
|Auntie Beth came for a visit and she bears the proof of a smooch.
|Beef Stew, before
|Beef Stew, after
|After church, we all shed our fancy duds and babies once again walk around in their skivvies.
The fancy sash never made it entirely off of Ineke, resting atop her mushroom head instead of wrapped around her protruding belly.
|Corynn in her very own flower garden this year
|Andrew in his very own patch
The garden may be lacking this year...but not the flowers.
The last day of August is upon us and I know it won't be long before the amazing vibrance of summer moves aside for the more muted burgundy, mustards and rusty hues of autumn. It's coming. I feel it in the weighty air. I am these crazy urges for scented candles, hot showers and comfort food. Maybe I'll actually pick up some knitting again one of these days.
This weekend is a busy one~ Corynn and Judah are having birthdays on Saturday, the same day I hope to set up at our community rummage sales. Proceeds go to the girls' room re-do fund and, as that is a (hopefully) fall project, that envelope needs to get filled quickly! Not to mention, I am tired of the Granary being filled with yard sale bins, adult consignment bins, childrens' consignment bins. At this point, I am ready to just donate it all and clear out the granary once and for all. (Well, until the next time, if we are being honest here.)
I cleaned out our murky, mucky, dank basement last weekend and took a load to scrapmetal, a load of recycleable plastics to the recycle center, set a bunch of stuff for garbage and washed the musty, gross clothes. It is as spiffy as a wet floor, low ceiling old farmhouse basement can get and I felt pretty accomplished. When the Granary is emptied too- well, that is going to be a pretty great feeling.
Judah has asked for another backhoe cake (I wonder when he will grow out of these?) and Corynn has chosen macarons for her birthday dessert wish. I have never made them before and am nervous about the whole thing....but they are something I've always wanted to make- so I am happy for the excuse to actually do it. Hopefully, they won't be a total flop.
Usually we have nearby relatives drop by in the evenings which means the house will need to be spiffed up for company before evening too.
I am not sure how I will accomplish all of this in the midst of having a yard sale- but, we'll see.
Amazingly, both Corynn and Judah chose Cheeseburger Soup so I only have to make ONE birthday meal request instead of two- and an easy one at that. I'll make some lard biscuits to go with it. The whole meal can be made a day ahead- and possibly the macarons (does anyone know this to be true?)- which would leave Saturday free for the busyness that comes with having a yard sale.
And after the yard sale and birthdays are over, school must inevitably begin again.
Goodbye August. You've been good to me.
Let the September Hustle begin.