Tuesday, August 20
The heat has come back with a vengeance. Actually, it isn't really that hot. It's just that it was so blissfully autumn-like the past week or so that it felt extra steamy today. The children and I took a trip to Target this morning for school supplies (and also a dental appointment) and that was fun. We (I) spent some time this afternoon organizing the new things in the playroom and getting ready for school to start. I'm not sure I like the changes I made, but I can tweak things as the weeks go by.
I've started a list of projects that need to be taken care of around the house with Father John's help. Last autumn and winter we tackled one small thing a week and got a lot done. With spring and summer came lots more work (it takes him about 20 - 25 hours a week to maintain the church property: mowing, cutting down brush, watering, cleaning, dealing with wasp nests, taking care of the pool, etc.) and so there isn't much time to hang pictures and fix chairs. Things are slowing down now and so we're making time for stuff like that (plus the fun family things we enjoy doing every so often!). Today we moved his office bookshelves around and hung a few things on the wall. The embroidered pillowcase was a gift from a parishioner who was downsizing to move into a nursing home. I love it!