We had a full weekend. Steven officiated a wedding on Saturday. Shay was the pianist, and I sang a solo. It was a very sweet ceremony, and we were thrilled to see the happy couple joined in marriage and to be a part of their special day. Sunday was, as always, a very busy day for our family. I needed a slow, quiet Monday to regroup.
Other than driving the kids to and from school, I spent the entire day at home. I washed and dried a couple of loads of laundry and then spent the rest of the day cleaning off my desk and going through a ton paperwork. The paper shredder got a real workout. I was worried that the motor might wear out. I have such a hard time throwing things away, but I was brutal about it while cleaning out my desk drawers. I found a receipt for something I purchased back in September 2009 in one drawer. Yikes! It feels good to have my desk all tidy, especially since it’s in the kitchen.
I had one exciting moment today. As I opened the door that leads from the garage out to the backyard, this little guy dropped down from above the door and brushed against my arm before it dropped to the ground.
I admit it — I screamed. Then I went inside and scrubbed my arm with soap and water. Just a bit of drama in my otherwise quiet day.
It is the summer’s great last heat,
It is the fall’s first chill: They meet.
–Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt
The calendar says it’s officially fall, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at the thermometer. We won’t see much of a change in the weather here in Florida for at least another month. It’s hard to wait for cooler, breezy days. In the meantime, I’ve set out my fall decorations and try to keep a yummy-smelling candle lit. It can at least seem like fall inside the house.
I took a break from blogging last week and got caught up on some things around the house that had been neglected. Most of my mini projects were simple things that just need tackling every once in a while, like the pantry. It’s the room that seems to get treated as a dumping ground since it’s the first room we enter from the garage. I gutted it and got it all organized last summer, but it was time to tidy it up again. Now we can find what we need. I keep food items along one wall. Paper goods, cleaning supplies, household items, and small appliances are on the shelves on the opposite wall. Apparently I deleted the picture I took of that side of the room, so just imagine that those shelves look nice now, too.
I’ll add some more projects to my to-do list once the kids are back in school. Hopefully we will be sticking to just the fun stuff the next two weeks as they enjoy what’s left of their summer vacation.