I have to tell you, I’m very glad that summer is almost over. It’s been great and all, but I’m ready to slip into a cozy sweater and curl up under a quilt. And soup! Bring on all the soup.
With fall approaching so quickly, I thought it might be good to do a little personal check-in. Summer has been a care-free ride, and that’s wonderful. But it also means I haven’t been here as often, so I’m a little out of sync. So let’s all get on the same page,–what have we been up to lately?
+ I’ve been researching essential oils again. I think I’ve finally come up with something of a plan for moving forward. *self high five* But still–hit me up with all your favorite resources! I like to learn.
+ We are splitting a whole hog with C’s parents–it’s currently at the butcher’s and will be ready any day now. But our chest freezer in the basement is full. So we went to Menards to pick up a second one, intending to grab a cheap 7-cubic-foot chest freezer to give us a little extra space for the pig. An hour later, we walked out the new owners of a huge upright freezer instead. Whoops. The bright side, however, is that we now have a ton of space, and I’m totally going to start stashing homemade egg noodles for soups. #yum
+ Our tomato crop has been disappointing this summer (though it does seem to finally be producing something, rather late in the season). So we went to the farmer’s market and bought tomatoes for canning. #Boo. Still, at least our pantry is stocked for another year. And if our plants do decide to have a late summer party, we’ll be able to dedicate it all to salsa and marinara making.
+ C just got home from a week-long hiking trip he took with a few friends in Colorado. Little Rabbit and I missed him lots, and it’s so great to have him home again. I tell ya, there’s no way I would survive as a single parent! Having a partner is such a blessing, and that was really underlined for me this past week.
+ Now that C’s trip is past tense, we can start looking forward to the trip we’re taking (back to the mountains) with C’s family in October. We haven’t been to the mountains in a couple of years (sniff), so I’m beyond excited. Crisp mountain air, a week lazing about in a cabin, a trip to the Christmas shop in Estes… bring. it. on.
+ I’ve been bit by the thrifting bug this month. It’s just so fun to find unexpected treasures that are truly one-of-a-kind. And it’s a lot less expensive to take a trip to the thrift store than to take one to Target, so there’s that. Plus, I’m now the owner of a little family of brass swans and an old fashioned nesting doll. Winning? I think yes.
+ While C was gone, I was in charge of the garden. Meaning I spent hours on my knees trying to kill all the squash bugs that chose that particular time to stage a takeover. #yuck I think I finally gained the upper hand, but let me tell you: fighting bugs is a pain. And majorly gross.
What have you been up to lately? What do you have planned for the next couple of months?