Letters, Fall, School, Sanity, Sewing
This is probably a 7 quick takes but I may only have enough steam for 6! Joining up with Kelly and the ole gang because she hosts the best party on the internet.
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It’s sweater weather, on a much lighter note. My favorite very short season. I love autumn in Saint Paul. I love the crisp mornings, brisk walks, and cool evenings. I love that I can go outside without my sweat sticking me everywhere. Fav season but it lasts about three blinks.
The big kids are launched! I cannot tell you how relieved I am to see our first grader loving it up. She has had moments of frustration and exhaustion but she recovers her mood more quickly than ever before and still awakens at the crack of dawn, awakening me too to “ZIP ME UP” a la Lucille Blueth.
Our fierce, snuggly four year old will do two mornings of nature school and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd with mama and toddler baby sister as classroom “helpers” though how much can I help when I’m prying her dead grip off the easter egg tray? Otherwise it’s lots of reading, cuddling, and telling his sister that he is (finally) the boss.
I feel more sane! I don’t know how or why. Despite nightweaning at 21 months (why or why did I wait this long, oh, yeah, co-sleeping is so easy and she’s so cute). I say no regularly to things and try to say yes to spontaneous trips to Adoration, the park, and leaving my iphone upstairs while I play mommy monster downstairs. I am learning to live at peace with my post-partum still needs physical therapy body. I am remembering to eat more regularly and drink more water. Things feel steady!
Part of my sanity is sewing. I love my editing and community work for Blessed is She so so much, and while it gives me tremendous energy and life, sewing exercises a different part of my mind. A problem solving for one kind of part of me. I tackle challenges seen only by me and my youtube music blaring a song or two on repeat. I love it.
I’ll be offering 2-packs of leggings on instagram this Monday, 10am central. They may go quickly so set an alarm so you can pop over and grab yours! Four sets of 0-6 months, four sets of 6-12, three sets of 12-18 and 18-24 and then just one 2-pack of 2/3T.
Guys, I am so out of recipe ideas. PLEASE tell me all your go-tos. We do a rotation of pizza, chicken and rice or pasta, ground beef and pasta, shredded pork tacos, and a slow cooker pot roast with a starch. Sprinkle in roasted vegetables and the occasional pancakes//french toast for dinner. HALP.
I’m spent, ladies. #nightweaning