Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Returning To Blogging With "Currently..."

It's been almost a month and a half since I've last blogged, and about five months since I've blogged with any regularity. I've thought about just saying "Good-bye" to the blog world completely, and maybe some of you are thinking I've already done that, but I'm not ready for good-bye yet.

I've also been really slack about my blog reading and commenting lately, but I read Emily's post the other day and was inspired to try and blog twice this week. I figured since it had been such a long time since I last posted, the best way to get caught up was with a "Currently..." post, so here you go.

Currently, I am...

Listening... Well it's September baseball so we've been listening to a lot of Blue Jays on the radio. I'm hopeful they'll get a Wild Card spot and win that one game (no pressure though!) to advance to a playoff round. We love our Blue Jays around here, but you might have guessed that one already :)
 Sam and Rachel got free t-shirts at one of the games
we went to this summer!

Eating... Lots of CSA veggies and lots of muffins and lots of fresh buns. Since September I've had a regular bun baking day every week and it's been great! We've also had muffins in the house continuously since the beginning of September which I love eating for a quick snack. The kids are loving all this baking too :)
It's a little hard to imagine but this eventually 
turns into delicious buns!
 
Drinking... Well, I'm trying to cut down on the coffee-hot chocolate and Coke but I've not been very successful at it. I have started drinking some flavoured fizzy waters though so I'm hoping that will be a good transition from Coke to just plain water. I don't know why I struggle with this so much.
We've also been drinking smoothies every morning. Yum!
 
Wearing... I don't know what to wear these days. The mornings are cool and the afternoons are hot and I am not always at home to change in the middle of the day. It's been a struggle although in the past few days I have given in to wearing pants, as opposed to shorts and capris, for the first time in about four months. And I won't even go into the daily struggles I have with Miss Rachel about clothes these days. I thought I had until she was a teenager to fight about clothes. Yeah, not so much.
Let's just say it's much easier to dress the yard for fall. Ha!
 
Feeling... I'm so thankful for my new job which allows me to earn some money and keep up my work skills a little while also allowing me to bake buns and muffins and take an afternoon nap every once in awhile.

Weather... It's a mix. (See above under "wearing.") I'm glad it's gotten a little cooler since we had a really hot summer. No, it was not as hot as the Southern US but it was still plenty hot enough for me. We've had a lot of rain these past few weeks so I'm thankful for every sunny (read: laundry hanging!) day we get.
Today's a laundry hanging day :)
 
Wanting... I don't actually want much of anything right now which is nice. Maybe some more time to blog and a few more muffin recipes! Ha!

Oh, I also want the Blue Jays to win every single game in the next week, and the Boston Red Sox to lose every single game so that the Jays will clinch the American League East. Since the Jays are only one game away from being eliminated from that race, and, up until last night, Boston had won eleven games in a row, I don't think this is very likely. A girl can hope though...

Needing... I need to make some time to go grocery shopping. Sadly, this week has been one where I haven't been able to make that happen yet and things are getting a little desperate around here :)

Thinking... About a friend who is going through a really hard time. My friend is constantly on my mind (if you don't mind a bit of ambiguity, she could really use some prayers right now), and I feel a little too far away to be very supportive of her.
I am also thinking about how much I miss
Family Festivals Of Fraps,
as we called them this summer.
 
Enjoying...The stage of life our kids are in right now. It feels like in the past two months we are having much fewer struggles with the physical stage of life they're in and just able to have a lot more fun. I remember a friend of mine saying that ages six to about eleven are the sweet stage of parenting because the trying physical stage is over and the trying emotional stage hasn't started yet. If these past months are any indication, he is right and we are in a sweet stage. For those of you who haven't hit this stage yet, let me be a beacon of hope to you that it IS coming :)
And that's my life "currently." What's new with you in oh, say, the last six months or so? Ha :)

8 comments:

  1. Awe, I am glad for the update! The little Instagram sneak peeks just aren't quite enough. I actually think our weather down south has been pretty similar this summer. It wasn't the hottest summer on record and didn't really get too bad until a few days in August and September. We had a lot of rain too, including now. As usual, I envy your good eatin'! I would love some homemade buns and muffins right now. And I totally get the difficulty of cutting out sweet drinks. I am really trying to get enough water intake, but sweet tea is our worst enemy around here. Haha! While I don't follow much pro-sports, I love that you guys are so into baseball these days, and I can appreciate a good baseball game any day. Ugh, grocery shopping...how I hate it. I just can't do it alone these days so I have to wait until Eddie can go with me. I have seriously contemplated trying the Wal-mart online grocery order and pick up system. Yes, I think that stage of parenting probably is one of the sweetest. I am so dreading the teen years more for the outside influences on my kids than them. Of course, this stage does tend to get busier with chauffeuring older kids to more activities, but I'll take that over potty training and teenage drama any day. Haha!

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  2. Welcome back, even if only temporarily :) I, too, have gotten out of my blogging groove over the past several months, but I don't want to give up on documenting some things for posterity's sake, so I can't give up on it yet! Anyway, I'm glad you guys have been enjoying life even if you have been MIA!

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  3. Happy to see you back posting. I enjoy reading your updates.

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  4. So happy I could inspire you to blog some more! I'm very happy to hear about 6-11 being the "sweet spot" of parenting. I don't want to rush through these baby and toddler days but I do look forward to the sweet spot. Also, don't feel down on yourself over the coke struggle. Coke is a super blend of two highly addictive things (sugar and caffeine) so it's right up there with cigarettes on the tough-to-cut-back scale. Not saying it's a dangerous as cigarettes, but it's just as hard! Keep at it though!!!

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  5. Love the update! I too am really far behind on my reading and blogging. ugh!!!

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  6. Glad to see the updates....missed you! :)

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