Hi old friend, blog. Trusty faithful old friend.
Well summer is half over. We have been enjoying summer through and through. It’s a wonderful season. We have had beautiful sunshiney weather (which is more than could be said for the first half of last summer!) And now we are preparing for a hot spell, as you are, too, I’m sure if you live anywhere but the Pacific Northwest.
We’ve been enjoying all things summer. 2 weeks ago we went to our annual Pirates game. It was a 12:35 p.m. afternoon game. And it was quite hot. We bought tickets online that morning and ended up being nearly an hour late due to poor planning- particularly regarding parking in Pittsburgh. We missed the first inning, the only one that the Pirates scored in. They ended up blowing a 3 run lead. But hey. We had great seats!
Right behind McCutchen!
My people love the “selfie”.
This was Ladybug’s first race!
Everyone with a medal finished first in their age group.
Then we enjoyed a damp Fourth of July with friends. Jones used our SMOKER! which took forever. Slooooooow cooking. Thankfully we also had hamburgers. It was worth the wait, though. I mean he ran to get charcoal and start at 4:30 a.m. Because this is what Joneses will do for pork. We ended up eating Pork Dessert. And then: downtown for fireworks! The fog and drizzle that night gave the fireworks the feel of actual bombs bursting in air, since, we could only see smoky lights in the haze with emphatic blast noises.
But still! The fourth is one of my favorite holidays–tied with Thanksgiving. Because no gift exchange!
I know! I am your funnest friend, right! In the words of Bono….She gives herself away…..
Then I had to go to the dentist for a RE-filling. 9 am Tuesday morning. Ugh.
So, party’s over. I guess.
It was traumatic. The dentist called to check on me that evening. So. That gives you an idea. I think it was the unfilling part that was, um, awful.
And this week I’ve got to finalize and place all our school orders. I go from *pretty certain this is what we are going to do* to *no idea* at regulal intervals. My main thought is: How am I making this more complicated for the darlings–and me–than it needs to be. You know? I won’t go into detail here. But that’s how I am feeling.
We only have 2 more years with Banjoman in the Jonesville Academy! Super T starts high school, JMurrs will be in middle school and Ladybug will be in Third Grade! And pretty much once we get things rolling I know it will just be busy-ness galore until we get that brief respite in January.
It’s Christian living. I know I am not getting this done perfectly, I haven’t gotten it “figured out” and I will never arrive at that moment. But we keep our head down and work faithfully as into the Lord and pray that he blesses it, makes it fruitful.
Meanwhile, we’ll keep enjoying summer. Popsicles, video games, sleep, books and y’all know the Olympics are coming! And you know I like to blog me some Olympics.
I heard on NPR that there was a group of people who were disappointed with the commentating for Gymnastics, like they weren’t giving it to us straight, using actual gymnastics terminology. So if you are looking to go deep into gymnastic commentary this year, consider the Gymternet. I’ve only just checked it out so I don’t vouch for it, but as I mentioned, I learned of it on NPR so–it’s gotta be nerdy at least.
Anyway, til we blog again, happy summer internet amis.