Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Nothing to Blog About

I could blog in detail about the following events in our life (these are not in any kind of chronological/importance order):

Potty Training Connor (surprisingly only took about a week)

Potty Training Abi (more frustrating than I thought and we are still not 100%)

Weeding, Weeding, Weeding

Picnic with the Buchert's

Long morning walks with Janel

Suzy rescuing me almost daily with a Diet Pepsi

Trip to "the farm" at Gardner Village where Abi & Carly did not like riding the horses while Connor cried out "Ride 'em cowboy" with glee.

Connor having an absolute melt-down during fireworks

Prepping the yard for some much needed sod...so we don't have to weed any more

Playdate with Pilly & Raja

Basement flooding/clean-up/plumber repairing clog

Card Making

Working on a book for Kelli's Wedding Guests to sign-in

Cousins pictures

Putting into practice and feeling successful at Grocery Smarts
(thanks to Todd's help)

Teaching Abi her colors and still needing to work on them

Neighbor secretly installing a much needed gate on the side of our house

Visit from Adam, Angie, Tyson & Porter

Using our BBQ grill regularly

Stever Turner using our grill and then sharing his amazing ribs with us

Grateful to be living in our own little home with our own little problems
and a job to pay for them.

Buying and putting together a swingset by myself

Reading.....lots and lots of reading
(Jane Eyre, Sense & Sensibility, Return to Red Castle, Jayhawk,
Mermaid's Purse, The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society, Austenland)

All of the plants & bushes I transplanted in the spring dying

One perfect evening at the Secondhand Serenade concert

Campbell's inviting us over for dinner, only to bring it to us instead.

Movie watching
(Harry Potter, Arrested Development Series, The Proposal, Rumor Has It,
Jane Austen Book Club, Jane Eyre (2 versions/1 very lame),
Wives & Daughters, North & South, Persuasion, Mansfield Park,
Northanger Abbey, Wuthering Heights)

Todd's motorcycle lessons

Realizing exactly how blessed I am to have Todd in my life.

But I don't think it is necessary to give all the details. Blogging has taken a back-seat to my life this summer and perhaps it is exactly what our household needed.

I have had a lot of time to reassess the many relationships in my life and try to work on improving myself. I have a long way to go, but looking back at this list of things done, perhaps I'm on a good path.


wendy said...

I loved this post Mel. Very insightful.

Janel Ogden said...

I think that was an excellent description of your summer so far! I have really enjoyed our walks together!

ashley said...

I just find it humorous that you post about potty training two kids at the same time. CRAZINESS!!