Slowly, I feel like life is getting back to normal. We arrived home Wednesdsay night after a suprisingly easy and even short-feeling day of air travel, and have been trying to get back on schedule ever since. After the gorgeous days and cool nights we enjoyed in California, the heat and humidity of Florida has been a bit of a nasty shock.
Tomorrow, we'll get back to chores and exercise and work and all that other stuff that makes up normal life. School starts in three weeks, and I'm looking forward to school shopping, meeting the teachers and seeing Hanna's brand new middle school.
Here's what else is going on...
- I arrived home to find that, once again, my Cricut isn't cutting what I need it to. I'm so far beyond frustrated with this. I'm seriously considering selling my Cricut and buying a Silhouette instead. I need to do more research, but I desperately need something I can rely on. For now, I'm back to cutting by hand.
- We're looking at some extra-curricular activities for the kids for this school year. Hanna has been really interested in starting dance, so I'm doing a bit more research. Caleb's going to start a new 6 week Little Athletes for Christ class at church, and perhaps Kung Fu as well. I'm already starting to fear that I'm in for a very busy year of playing taxi!
- I'm having trouble finding things in my own kitchen. I cooked a lot more at my parents house this summer than I usually do, and I keep looking for things in cupboards that aren't actually there.
- For the first time in 5 years, I forgot to burn a CD of the photos I took while staying with my parents. I can't believe it! I do have plenty to scrapbook from I already had printed of our train trip and I can pick up the rest when I'm back out in California next month so it's not that big of a deal...more annoying than anything else. The picture up top is one of my favorites - the kids and their cousins in the cotton field behind my parent's house. It's surprising how well one quick photo can capture so many personalities so well!
And one more favorite photo for today...
in all the years I grew up surrounded by cotton, I don't think I ever remember a more gorgeous blossom.