September is upon us. We've had one last hot muggy stretch over the weekend (along with the above peach raspberry pie) and now the nights are backing down near 50 degrees. School has started and the mornings are a little darker each day.
Some things that are different this year:
We decided to cut out the bus time altogether this year. Talked about it last year but since London still wasn't sleeping I was never sure if I would be awake enough to safely drive to the Middle School at 7:30 in the morning. This year we're giving it a try. It is the stuff that coffee addictions are made of. Get up at 6 (no matter what), start some laundry, start breakfast (no matter what), we all eat breakfast at 7 unless London is still asleep. Wake up London if needed, run to the school at 7:30(no matter what). On service days I then come back home, get ready, pack lunch, leave for service, come back around 12:30 to try to squeeze in London's nap before we leave again at 2:15 (no matter what) to pick Spencer up.
It makes the school day feel very short. But I'm trying to stop fighting that. I'm trying to just keep my perspective as "When you have young kid's it does dictate most of your life, but it wont be like that forever. Just roll with it." Those days of panic when I feel like I've completely forgotten how to finish a thought or conversation I just need to remind myself that nothing, nothing, nothing stays the
same forever, so just try to do it well now.
I've also just started putting out a bread table every Friday morning. Last week was my first one and no one stopped, but I'm hoping that if it's consistent people will get used to it and start checking it out. So tell me; what's a fair price for a Barowsky's size of oatmeal molasses bread with no preservatives, no high fructose corn syrup, and quality flour? I'm starting with $4... We'll see.
So during the morning London and I try to get outside swing time if we're not in service. Priorities, right? She's sleeping right now so I'll start my bread for tomorrow and vacuum everything.
Talk to you soon.