Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Back to the Basics

It's fall, folks, or close enough to count. I've been canning peaches, which is a sure sign. I've also been spinning. This is what mohair looks like, when you're not very good at washing it so that it doesn't have any wrinkles!



I've been baking bread and making pies and cleaning the house, and I don't know what all. My husband says I'm all a-glow, and he'd think I was pregnant if it weren't scientifically impossible. So why the nesting instinct? It's gotta be these



soon to be riding this.



Another school year about to make my life as crazy as possible. So I thought I'd start spending a few minutes a day sitting quietly, trying to figure out how to avoid being so busy. (It's not going well) They've already joined soccer, 4-H (bunnies), still in choir, and we teach a drama club. Hmmm. Friday night football games, and our week's all sewn up, folks! And it's a testament to our summers that I always want a few more week with the kids. I love snow days as much as they do =) Here's a couple of pictures of the summer camping trip. We live in a beautiful area, and this view is less than half an hour away. It's been a great summer, the best one yet.





So I'm not complaining. I'm just trying to get my head around the idea of fall.

Hey, shawl knitters! Anyone else have any pictures they'd like me to post? We've got a couple more weeks here, and then I'm doing the final fiber drawing, and a little shawl recap. It was fun, wasn't it? Let me know if there are any more updates, and I'll take care of those. In the meantime, I've got another water balloon fight to plan.

7 comments:

kristi and otis said...

Dang those are some cute kids! Man, you just popped my balloon that kids going to school would mean life would get easier. Crap!

AR said...

Wah!! I don't think I'm ready for summer to be over.

Great pics of the kids and the beach. We're so lucky to have those beaches, aren't we?

Julie said...

I AM complaining; I am not ready for summer to be over. I just started my 2 week vacation and it already feels like fall :(

You've got some adorable kids there!

LaurieM said...

Maybe you need to drop something? Think of it as pro-active stress relief.

Instead of thinking fall is here, I've been hanging on to summer. You realize it doesn't end for another month, no matter what the school calendar says!

Nora said...

WOW! The little one has grown!! I remember when you posted about her sitting on her Magna Doodle [so no-one else can use it]... :)

del said...

All 3 in school? You lucky duck. Though I do enjoy our summers & breaks, too. It's just fun having them around.

Jen said...

Ah..no school buses here since we homeschool. =) We aren't going to bother with school until after Labor Day.
I posted one last photo on my blog about my fianlly totally completed shawl. LOL! It told me it felt nakey so I added some to it. (yes, I have lost my mind!)
It's realllllly still summer. Fall doesn't start until Sept 21. So I refuse to let go of summer until then!