Seasonal Shifts & Life These days

life happenings august

It’s the week of Labor Day, one among my favorites weekends annually when my favourite components of summer time (the lake!) and fall (faculty soccer!) collide. Soccer kicks off this week and swimming (which is a brand new add for Hailey this yr) follows only a week later. I can discover the times not being fairly as lengthy, however summer time temperatures are actually 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 dwelling and household for the shift in seasons.

The 1st 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 have to be used on the week’s meal plan and writing a grasp listing of what I have to top off on. These days the children have been into baking so it’s principally brown sugar, cocoa powder, and flour, but in addition olives, broths, and tomato merchandise.

I revived my sourdough starter after a protracted hiatus and am excited to get again into the rhythm of utilizing it for breads and attempting it on new issues like scones (impressed by my buddy, Janna) and pizza dough.

I’m additionally making ready for busy season dinners, which not less than as soon as every week will likely be packing the children dinners to eat on the area. Their PlanetBox lunch packing containers that I’ve beloved at the moment are not fairly large enough for his or her appetites. Anybody have a much 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, nevertheless 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 due to the assistance of YouTube. I’ve used Mint, YNAB, Quicken, and different earlier than and all the time find yourself falling off observe. I’m hopeful that one thing extra easy that tracks simply revenue and spending as a substitute of all retirement and funding accounts, too, will likely be a greater match for me. I observe our groceries tremendous intently, and stay up for extending this sort 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 discovered it will possibly and is negatively effecting my web site. Tech isn’t my robust swimsuit so I’ve been looking for solutions and assist implementing an answer.

Lastly, I’ve been busy with just a few dwelling ornament initiatives. The cabinets David constructed for the lounge are superior and I’ve framed some household footage, purchased a plant, and candles to start to fill them with. We hung a mirror in the lounge and acquired a brand new mild fixture for the eating space. Painters present up right now to color two of our ceilings so we will cling the brand new fixture after which I stay up for feeling like my home in considerably pulled again collectively.


We deliberate (and didn’t) follow Spanish all summer time lengthy so this week we’re pulling out our books to evaluation 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 incredible yr and we’re all trying ahead to it.

It feels good to be a stable 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 can we do once 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 e-book some 2023 journey. I like having journeys on the calendar to stay up for.

Within the quick time period, I’ve a women weekend in Greenville, SC with my faculty girlfriends in October, in addition to a visit to The Overlook. We’re going to make it a enjoyable few days (I’m pondering possibly Dollywood?!). In the long run, we’re ski journey locations and hoping to attempt someplace new!

That’s a reasonably complete replace from my neck of the woods. I’ve an appointment this morning that I’ve to wake the children up early to take with me, so I’m off to take Finley on a fast sniffari then hit the bottom working.

Are you feeling the autumn power of routine and construction creep again in? Are you combating in or embracing it? Any massive lunch field recs? ? Have an exquisite Monday!!

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