It’s fall!!! Well, not really, since I live in Texas, but it’s been below 100 here and THAT’S worth celebrating. I love this time of year. A few years ago I couldn’t really tell you what my favorite time of year was, but now, I can say fall, without a doubt. We wait ALL YEAR LONG for football season. We love football around here and we’re already knee-deep in Aggie football and pretty much any football that is televised. As much as I love fall for the football, cooler temps and holidays, it’s also the time when my life seems to get back in swing. Everything I’m involved in starts up around this time. It’s busy, but that’s the way I like it. Until I don’t. Then I’ll proceed to whine to the Hubs and complain about it here. 🙂
A started back to school last week. And quickly proceeded to contract what seems to be Hand, Foot and Mouth disease. At least, that’s what Dr. Google and I are diagnosing her with. It’s either HFM or chicken pox. I think the pox is out since she doesn’t seem to have enough sores popping up. So she’s house/bed-ridden for a few days. I also joined MOPS this year at the church where she attends preschool and our first meeting was last week. I was invited by the mom of A’s little bestie and I’m so glad she extended the invite. I’m really excited about MOPS and looking forward to our meetings, playdates, service projects and holiday parties. We also enrolled A in Zoo Preschool this year which is 1 afternoon, once per week. Her first class was this past Monday. Among other ridiculously cool things, she got to meet a penguin named Jack. Apparently he was walking around on the table. I’m only slightly jealous of Zoo School. I’m also a member of a women’s service organization and my placement is in full swing, as well as my yearly obligations (meetings to attend, hours to complete at fundraisers, etc.) to the organization. I also decided to sign up for an additional placement this year, so there’s that. I may have over-committed.
That’s all my stuff outside the house. Around here I’m making a more diligent effort to clean house on a regular basis and keep up with the laundry. And I should probably start exercising. I pretty much took the last year or so off from house duties and exercise and I’m ready to start holding myself accountable. I’m also still making a concerted effort to see my mom friends when I can, take some time for myself (NOT HAPPENING. AT ALL.) and spend one-on-one time with Baby C while her big sis is otherwise occupado. I also want to take more pics. I’m getting better and better and I don’t want to stop now. I’m trying to help where I can, mostly administratively, with Hubs’ business then there’s that whole issue of starting my own business. Plus, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas (I host at least 2 family parties each year) and all the travel in-between for football and to see family. I may have forgotten to mention one other teeny-tiny detail…I have baby fever. We’re not acting on it, but the itch is definitely there. I have nowhere to put a third child, physically or mentally, but that doesn’t seem to matter to my crazy brain.
I complain a lot that there never seems to be any down time in our lives. If I’m being honest, I’m not sure we’re meant to live that way. We bring this kind of stuff into our lives, willingly, and we always have. And because we don’t have quite enough to do, I’ve decided I want the entry way and hallway repainted. Like, yesterday.