Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Homekeeper Journal 6/30/10

In my yard…The raspberries are finished. The blackberries are beginning to ripen. Cucumbers and tomatoes are coming along nicely. The sunflowers are taller than I am now. My kids’ corn in the front yard is up to my chest, but mine in the back is barely knee high. The mint is out of control, but I’m thinking of planting it all around the house, as I read last night that it repels ants. Oh, and I’ve had one pumpkin already ripen up. What’s up with that?

On my grill…Nada! I think I’ve only used it once this year!

With my children… They seem to be growing up so much this Summer that I wonder if I will recognize them from day to day. They also are growing up literally as each one of them has added at least a couple of inches since Spring.

On my mind…I was worried at the beginning of the Summer what I would do with the kids all Summer long. Now that we are at the half-way point, I worry what I will do when they go back to school. We’re also going to have to start getting ready for the County Fair, which will be held the third week of July. The kids are Cloverbuds with 4H and really enjoyed entering stuff in our local Fair last year. The County Fair is a lot bigger and I think they’ll be ecstatic.

The book of the Bible I keep finding myself turning to lately… Genesis – creation, wonderment, rebellion, destruction – it has it all.

I am reading…Positive Discipline – so far I’ve come to realize that I don’t have a lot of the problems that are common – bedtime, bath time, etc. – and never have. This is probably due in part to my Totalitarian Regime, which is not in line with Positive Discipline. :)  However, it did say to think, “He’s so cute!” when your children are displaying age appropriate, albeit defiant, behavior. I think I’ll try that.

I am looking forward to…running off with the kids again. Last week we went to my hometown, stayed with Pa Pa, and visited some of the local attractions, like the pool and a giant mining digger thing that totally blew my mind. (see below) Next week I think I’m taking them about 3 hours away for a couple of days in a motel and at an amusement park – all by myself! I’m getting so brave. I’m also looking forward to cooler weather with less sweating.


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