Thursday, August 1, 2013

Welcome August!

Yep, the summer is winding down.  It's August and time for back to school activities.  We aren't homeschooling high school so my darling daughter starts back to her old school in a couple of weeks.  Yep, she's going to high school.  The past 3 years of homeschooling her have been a blessing.  We enjoyed it so much but we are ready for her to go back to her school and see her old friends and get into a normal schedule.  Our homeschooling schedule was very lax and laid back.  We both enjoyed that.  Maybe a little too much. :D  We are looking forward to a more structured schedule, although I must admit, getting up early to take her to school will be difficult for me.  Please pray that both of us get our sleep schedules adjusted as we begin tonight with going to bed at a decent hour in preparation for the start of school.  Also, I am very glad not to be teaching any more algebra :D

I've purchased all of her school clothes with a few exceptions.  We don't get her school supply list until attending the open house so we don't know her schedule, teachers, and special items needed to buy as of yet.  Still to do is a haircut.  It grows so fast.  A shorter cut will also be easier for her to care for.

Speaking of haircuts, did I tell you I donated my hair!  I did.  Just a few weeks ago.

The shorter cut feels so much better and it is so easy to just wash and go!

We've had so much rain this summer that my garden has not done well.  I have only gotten a couple of zucchini from it.  The tomatoes are rotting before they ripen.  I also got a couple of green peppers.  I love fresh veggies and am disappointed that this garden is not fairing as I would have liked.

We are adjusting to hubby's work schedule.  Twelve hour days with an additional two hours for commuting make for a very tired hubby.  I have to check my planner to see what shift he is on as it fluctuates and is very hard to keep up with. It is for me, anyway.  But, we are so thankful for this job that The Lord has given him.  He gets a nice eight day break every month or so which makes the long hours worthwhile.

Hubby bought another Lexus this past month.  That makes us a two Lexus family.  Neither one is a new one but they are very good and reliable cars.  My Mazda is going to my nephew.  It has been a very good car too.

We are now a four cat family with the addition of Pepper.  She brings so much joy to our lives.

She's a very sweet cat and her older brother, Peyton, just adores her.  They play together and enjoy one another's company.  The other two cats are mainly outdoor cats, especially this time of year.  Yep, we're a crazy cat family!

My folks are in good health and doing well.  Robert's mother is experiencing some back problems so I'm thinking some homemade chicken and dumplings are in her future :)

Well, enough chatting for now.  Just wanted to update you all on the changes going on at Chaos Cottage.  Please come by and visit again.


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