needing, listening, learning, jumping, building
a) I am needing some serious moolah right now. School starts in our county on August 7th. I swear the amount of supplies I have to purchase every year has consistently risen over the course of the last 10 years. I can barely afford to purchase all this junk, much less all the extras that are listed. Sheesh.
b) I've started listening to our local AM radio station, WLBQ - Beech Tree Radio, in the mornings. I never thought I would reach the age that I was drinking my morning coffee while listening to the local AM radio station for my local news and events, but it's been pretty awesome.
c) This week I'm learning to get back into the groove of early mornings. Since I made the decision to transport the kids to school this year, we've worked out that they will now be able to get about 45 minutes to an hour of extra sleep. I will get this extra sleep too! Rowan hasn't had any problems *knock on wood* getting up earlier than usual so I think this is going to work out.
d) I am not jumping for joy that the kids won't be here during the day. I will admit that there was a time when I was excited that they were returning to school, but time goes by so quickly. I don't want to miss a tiny little second anymore. I could homeschool them, but I feel like I am ill-equipped to do so. Plus there is that whole band and basketball issue. I don't think a two person marching band will win many competitions!
e) Building? Hmmm... Ahhh I know! My anticipation has been building! My dad has decided to move back into his camper at the end of August. He spent one year trying out living more simply and in a more compact space. Then for the past year, he was living in a 1 bedroom apartment in town. Both have their pros and cons, but ultimately he decided he would rather enjoy the peace, quiet, and nature that living in the country provides.
Reading: Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare. The last book in the Infernal Devices series. I very much enjoy her books. I have read some people complain that she hasn't strayed beyond books about Shadowhunters, but I appreciate the way she has elaborated on many of the characters backstories and family trees.
Watching: True Blood. I am not impressed with this last season so far. I guess the series has run its course, but I am seriously going to be missing Lafayette. He needs his own spin-off show.
next weeks themes:
craving, cleaning, daydreaming, growing, reading
Currently link up is hosted by Harvesting Kale and OT & ET.
**This weeks Currently photo is little Kaia Papaya around the age of one. I posted it on my personal Facebook page too. I'm sure she will be thrilled.