Where have I been all summer?! Even my daughter chimed in with an admonishment that I haven’t blogged in forever.
This summer just FLEW by, but it was filled with new experiences.
I taught Vacation Bible School, and even I was shocked by that. The class was K5-1st grade boys, whom I have little experience with. I LOVED it, and I was attached to those little guys by the end of the week.
I have been training for a 5K in a class at church. So far I am able to run 2.25 miles. I don’t think I have run that far since high school. I am pleased that my breathing is keeping up with the running, and am proud I am doing it, but I haven’t fallen in love with running. It has been great to have a personal goal this summer other than “mom duties.”
We vacationed in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, renting a house for a week. It was beautiful, remote, and very different from our urban/suburban lives. In the UP you are likely to see a number of eagles, but good luck finding a Starbucks! How many places in the United States can make that claim?
Last summer we were pushing hard on financial fronts, saving for new siding and other exterior improvements. This summer we eased up a bit, continuing to budget and save, of course! We have continued to refine our budget process and I will tell you more about that in a later post.
If your blog has been on a summer hiatus, I would love to hear how you are doing!