I can feel things starting to shift. Only two more precious weeks of August and then it will be September. I've noticed in the evenings it's starting to get darker earlier and every once in a while I get a little hint of something in the air that tells me the season is getting ready to change. And although I am loving the carefree days of summer I am looking forward to getting back to a regular routine.
This weekend I took John school shopping. We went to Walmart and got all his school supplies - folders, notebooks, pencils, etc.. He really enjoyed picking these things out and told me he's excited about fourth grade! We also went clothes shopping which he didn't enjoy as much but I am SO happy that it's done! Once mid August rolls around I always get anxious that we are going to run out of time and I start scrambling. He actually doesn't go back to school until September 8th but I hate waiting to the last minute. In any case we've got all our clothes, supplies, and a new backpack (thanks to Nana & Grampy). All we need is a new lunchbox and we are good to go!
So now that all that is ready all that's left is just to enjoy these last few weeks of vacation. My niece is getting married next Saturday and it will be John's first wedding. It will be fun to get all dressed up and have a night out with family. Plus I love weddings! ♥♥♥
One thing I must keep reminding myself is take time out to breathe... There are so many things to do, things to enjoy, things to think about. Life is busy. Taking time out for myself keeps me grounded. A five minute tea break on the deck by myself can set the tone for my whole day. I need to do this more often. Especially as we move into my favorite time of year.
Anyway...in other news here are a few pictures of life this week...
I made pizza the other night.
Homemade is the best ♥
I also tried a new recipe for orange chicken.
It was delicious! I'll be sharing the recipe soon.
Taking a short walk during my lunch break makes the day better....
John is sharing this coloring book he got for his birthday with me. I'm slightly addicted!
A quick work selfie!
(aren't those bathroom lights horrible?:)
I heard on the news this morning this may go down was one of the driest summers in history!
How these flowers are doing so well is beyond me!
Me and my leopard slippers wish you a very happy Monday!