Another month, another mail day!
Week one of school is officially in the books. Even if it was a week of half days, it was still school. Honestly, I’m super thankful we didn’t have to start back up with a full load. A week of easing back into things was exactly what we needed. Come next Friday I may not be so chipper about being back to school already 🙄 .
Today is mail day which pretty much is a combination of random thoughts, questions, and confessions. All of which should be taken with an extremely light-heart. The least thing I want to do is let the random thoughts I have offend someone. With that in mind, here we go!
It’s not you, its me. I recently decided to scale back, again. At first I thought about taking a month off but I decided that really isn’t needed at the current time. However I did scale back from 5 posts a week to 4 and I am currently working to scale back to 3 posts for most weeks.
Long story short I have no plans of shutting this site down (as of now), but life is just more important than blogging. My REALLY being there for my kids and husband will win every time. So you’ll be hearing a bit less from me for a while, but I know it’s the best thing to do.
Dear Pumpkin Spice,
Pumpkin spice season is just around the corner for most of the world, but for me it may have already started. I mean, it is August after all. How I do I love thee, let me count the ways.
Dear School Year,
I was dreading you, DREADING, but now I mostly just feel excited. I know this year is going to be full of chaos and change, but I am pretty optimistic that it will be our best school year ever. Please don’t let me down.
Dear Swimming Pool,
Thank you so much for keeping us cool and busy over the past two months. We would’ve gone crazy without you. You were our favorite place to escape to and we will miss you dearly until next summer. Friends were made, skills were learned, books were read. Best. Summer. Ever.
Dear Marathon Training,
I am terrified to admit to myself that I am training for a marathon. I keep saying I am 15K training, even though I know that the 15K is just a stop along the way of getting to 26.2 miles. Some days I think what have I done. Other days I think this is finally going to happen. In the end I just pray that my body doesn’t fight me tooth and nail along the way. Only 99 days to go!
It feels like forever and a day before we start construction. September turned into late September, turned into October and now I find myself praying that doesn’t change too… or that someone has to postpone their build so ours can start sooner. I’m a terrible person.
I think we’ve decided to stay in “our” house a bit longer. We are free to stay here through December, I believe, but I told Russ I couldn’t fathom the idea of wrecking the holidays and my birthday with packing and a move. Ideally we’d like to be out of here right before Thanksgiving… but there is still so much up in the air. It nauseates and overwhelms me at times, so I just try and not think about it #denial 😥 .
Dear Fall Fashion,
I want to buy all of the things and it sucks that I just can’t justify it. I found the most amazing jacket at JCP the other day and it took every fiber of my being to walk away from it. I wanted to wear it around the store after trying it on just to enjoy it, but I knew that would only make saying good-bye even harder…. and security might corner me 😆 .
Is it too early to start thinking about the holidays?! Because I totally am. I know they will be weird this year (see Dear Shouse) and I know I won’t be able to put up my 6, yes 6, Christmas trees. But I get all the happy feelings thinking about the best season of all. I haven’t gone as far as Christmas shopping, yet, but I am already pinching pennies and saving for presents.
Dear Year #10,
I’m excited to reach another milestone anniversary with my guy. I want to say it feels like we were just married, but so much has happened over the past 10 years that I don’t feel that way at all. I can’t wait to celebrate with him next Friday.
Maybe being a home-school mom has me jaded… but I don’t understand why people are so happy to have their kids go back to school. I’m not trying to pass judgement on others, I just can’t imagine wanting less time with them. I could be excited for the school year and the fun that it brings and I could be happy for the return of a routine, but not less of them around for the next 9 months. Somebody fill me in please.
Have a great weekend friends!
We’ll see you back here on Monday.
Linking up with Taz and Belly for Little Letters.