One year ago we were packing, signing papers, getting keys, moving in, eating our first meal in our new home. Here we are a full year later and there are so many projects we just didn't get to (I know there will always be projects we didn't get to). Hopefully before winter sets in we will be residing under a new roof (same house).
Life marches on and projects get set on the back burner. The calendar fills up with work and appointments and errands and football season begins and suddenly we are all about getting one son to practice and the other to work. And sometimes there is time to take the dogs to the beach and just breathe. And sometimes there is not.
The first football game of the season landed on a perfectly sunny summer day. We had home field advantage playing against Sedro-Wooley.
Final score: 49 to 8. What a great way for the guys to start their season!
The hand slapping line. Not sure what it's actually called. Most of the guys just kind of half heartedly touch hands in a sort of sportsman- like action that says "hey, good game".
Then they turn around and jog back to a receiving line made up of cheerleaders and other supporters. Cheering, clapping, hollering. That sort of thing.
My lack of football understanding is glaringly obvious but I can muddle through well enough to know when to cheer, when to hold my breath, when to sigh in empathy. It's like trying to hold a Spanish conversation but only knowing 8 Spanish words.
There has been a lot of garden harvesting recently. I was able to pull nearly 10 pounds of potatoes from my potato tower (less than the 40 pounds I was expecting). Next year I might try two potato towers, planted a couple weeks apart, and leave them to grow until early to mid-September. The carrots are still producing. I dig out a handful every couple of days. They taste a lot like parsnips. Every couple of days I gather a couple cucumbers (the crunchiest, most perfect I've ever had) as well as zucchini. I've not tried the spaghetti squash yet as it still looks a pale green and the ones in the stores are always yellow so I'm not sure if they are ready?
School starts in a week and a half. My work schedule will change slightly to accommodate this as I drop a work day to spend more time with my lone homeschooling student. One son will navigate his Sophomore year in high school (we are BOTH nervous). I foresee a rewarding challenge as we figure out how to balance homeschool and public school and a student in each. I've learned that having teenagers is more of an adventure than having toddlers. They are growing and changing just as fast and we are treading on new ground for all of us.
So many things I want to write about. So much. But it seems I'm in a season of life that doesn't offer the luxury to write what's on my heart. My time is limited and beyond that, when I do have time, I sit and stare at an empty screen, cursor blinking in curiosity of what I have to say. So many things on my heart and mind but that is where they stay, held closely, not willing to be shared.
Have a good week everyone! I will be gearing up for the Fall season. Making plans for school and all the yummy pumpkin things I will bake when not cheering at football games.