What a week!
One week ago, these fine young gents were trying out the window seating at the Canton Bagelry, which was then open only to adorable children related by blood to Mr. Dunphey or Ockrin.
At 2:30am Monday morning, the Mister and I turned off the lights and locked the door behind us, completing a grueling summer of preparation by Ryan and Gabe and so many others. Done, ready. Launch.
(Another tractor pic? Oh yes. You have no idea.)
Cue the next four days: sick babies and mama.
Yes, I cut flowers for the sake of sanity.
Sometimes she would sleep for 15 minutes. Pretty girl.
Sometimes she didn’t sleep. But then I could just eat this.
One of my kids has a sense of humor, apparently.
Then we started to feel better. We even did our Friday errands, which included peaches!
And I’m not big into the ombre trend, but when I cut into this tomato, I repented of my ways and declared it the most beautiful thing in the world.
Just in case I thought this week was going to end with quiet and calm, Beatrice had an accident that had me driving her to the ER for stitches this morning.
Whew. I’m not a whirlwind kind of girl. But apparently this isn’t my universe, so things don’t always cater to my temperament. I am going to go out on a limb, though, and say that I’m hoping to slowly start school on Monday. A fresh set of colored pencils, brand new composition books, and Mama creating a little semblance of order-on-a-page (hoping to make up for the tangled-mess-in-my-brain) is all that these great kids need to get excited about a new school year.
After the last few weeks, I’ll hold my hopes for Monday loosely. Better to hold tight to the right things: Jesus.