September 3, 2015


back to school haircuts: check

Tonight I had really wanted to walk down to the sunset but the kids wanted to watch a movie. I'm kind of giving in to whatever they want on these last few days before school starts. The going to bed earlier this week plan never did go into effect but they're going to do just fine next week. These are the days to stay up and sleep late.

We watched Home and there aren't enough words for me to describe how much I loved that movie and the giggles it made come out of my kids. At one point Gray snuggled up with his arm around me. That right there is everything.

(day eighty six)

September 2, 2015

the hum

I do feel lighter today. I hardly slept last night but it wasn't dreadful. Just a fitful sleep and sounds of rain that I was happy about. We had to be up early to get to Ivy and Carter's dentist appointment out of town. It was nice to get home and have the rest of the day to get things humming along. The school supplies are sorted and put in the appropriate backpacks, extras are neatly stored in the closet. The laundry is drying, the dishwasher takes its turn. I actually had the headspace to get Ivy's birthday party scheduled and even started to plan the food. Most of her gifts have now been bought. And I'm truly looking forward to the Seattle drive this weekend. I have been hoarding podcasts to listen to and can't wait to drink up the views along the way. We may not be moving house but we're certainly moving forward and that is a really good thing.

(day eighty five)

September 1, 2015

a happy September

It's raining! This is good. This is a good, good sign for a new month, a happy September. August really did a bang up job at the end there. Yesterday was better than the day before. We still were waiting and confused and frustrated. I had some minor repairs done around the house and they cost way less than we'd planned. We spent some time at the park. Fresh air.

This morning we all headed up to Noah's eye appointment- he is going from part-time glasses to full-time with a much stronger prescription. He picked out a cool new pair. We shopped for school supplies for four kids and new shoes for four kids and then I was done. I had twenty minutes at home until Ivy needed to be at her next event. She's going to be performing on stage for Bandon's Cranberry Festival Coronation ceremony next week (her favorite babysitter ever is a contestant and she gets to be her escort.) I took a little video of their dance practice today. She... loves to dance.

I had just enough time to fix the kids dinner and get things wrapped up with our realtor (we decided to reject the offer and withdraw our house for a month or so to get our ducks in a row- I'm seeing this as a kinder card right now) before I slipped out to book club, glorious book club. It couldn't have come at a better time. I'd actually forgotten that it was tonight with all the chaos as of late and when I remembered it was like a present.

So, happy September, the rain is here! Things are off to a great start.

(day eighty-three, eighty-four)
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