Last week it was so hot we couldn’t stand it! Today it has been so cool and nice that it feels like fall! All that cool air rushing in through the windows and adding to the dust on the furniture…it’s just a relief! The animals are feeling it too with all their frolicking, kicking, jumping, butting heads together playing queens on the mountain. So funny and cute.
We have started school here at home and although day one didn’t go so well (it usually starts off a little rusty for all of us), we are now rolling along and making great progress. It amazes me to see how much their heads sort of put into pockets all that knowledge that seemed so hard just a few months back. It took me several weeks to get their lesson plans going, ordering the right curriculum and adapting to MO standards. I had to go back and wrap up records/grades and file all their schooling from last year. I’ve been one busy mom (teacher). Football is here as well, so my son is playing. It amazes me that just a couple months ago he was so sickly and weak. Now he can’t get enough to eat and has color to his skin and seems so alive and well! What a blessing!
My daughter is itching to get that horse whipped into shape! So hubby is working on the plans for a round pen, among other projects that got slotted to “fall” as it was just too hot to be alive outside. She is doing well too….adjusting to her braces, writing her books, getting ready to be in a play, loving Christian music. It’s so funny to see her just change so much….where did my little ones go?
Well, as for me….I just go with the flow these days. I have my quilt cut out, but it’s been setting on my sewing table for several weeks now…..no progress. I have too much to do! But the room is pretty much completed now and I can go in and find whatever I need and work on things as I find the time. We are officially moved in now. I unpacked the last box! 🙂 Farm life has sort of slacked off the past couple of weeks. We’ve got a lot to do now that fall is coming on. The almanac says this winter will be worse than the last one! In that case, we’ve got a lot to do and it will take time….and money….lots of both. Here is our list of things we have to do before it snows!!!!
Winterize the barn: fix stalls, get tarps, extra feed and that storage in place, more hay?, calves will be here soon, fix a window, fix a couple of gates, seal the roof, trim hooves, re-do the tack room walls and organize tack and med closet.
Install woodstove and then (because the chimney will go through daughter’s room/wall) make her closet bigger.
Finish up both bathrooms, which includes fixing the showers, get the rest of the wall paper off, put in new cabinets and lighting and shower/towel rods. Hang the fun stuff. Install exhaust fan/light, paint walls.
Painting: laundry room, mud room, upper hallway, finish up white in main areas of house.
Shelving/benches to be installed in the laundry room and mud room.
These are just a few of the things that need done around here…there are a lot more! We’ve been working hard, taken a little break while it was so hot, now we have to get on it and finish up. I will be teaching a COOP class for the homeschool group for the next 8 weeks. I am very excited about this! It will be great fun and a chance to share my love of sewing with another eager audience!
So that’s all folks! We’ve just been living life, hanging out at the pool, trying to keep the yard mowed and the critters happy. Really busy with church stuff too. Sorry that there’s not a lot on here about sewing, but this happy wren just has a lot going on in the nest. I hope in the next few months to get back in the swing of things and get some sewing done. Thanks for stopping by! I hope that as the kids are getting back to school and life feels more in a routine that you are enjoying yourself….whatever that may be! Blessings! Nichole