We’ve spent the last week and a half making pretzels and sausage for Reformation day, and camping for the first time in our new camper. I started working part time for the first time in about twelve years, the laundry chores got reassigned in an attempt to keep up, we successfully celebrated camo day at our homeschool co-op, and Stellan found himself entirely disappointed when voting did not involve a lake, life jacket, and motorized floating fun and baking soda boxes do not contain the cookies pictured on the front.
In other words, normal stuff for around here.
Camping was glorious. We went with friends who know what they are doing – a huge help when we totally didn’t. I have a large Amazon order placed for all the things we had to borrow to make the weekend successful. Overall though, it went great. We fit wonderfully, food prep and cleanup is a breeze with readily available hot water, and cold and rainy – of which we had both – matter little when you have a warm and dry space to hang out and sleep dry in. It was so much fun. Looking forward to many more days of that.
Camo day… we rocked this spirit day. There are quite a few we don’t have the proper attire for, but this was not one of them. Best part: we had an errand to run at Bass Pro before co-op. The looks we got were awesome. We totally looked dressed for the part.
Reformation day had pretzel making at a friend’s house, and supper with sausages and German themed food. We had a blast and Halloween came and went without fanfare. I like it better that way.
This silly boy asked for baking soda for a snack. There was no convincing him that it wasn’t cookies inside. It’s even slightly clumpy and thumps when you shake the box. Heartbreak over my failure to produce magical cookies was strong.
This was my company while we voted yesterday. Elliot was just there for the stickers. Stellan heard boating and there was no convincing him otherwise. Couple that with my insistence that he couldn’t help me color on the ballot and the trip was less than impressive to Stellan. Pierce just prefers to be inside every vehicle that leaves the yard so he was happy go to along.
Finally, I started doing bookkeeping for a local company ten hours a week, mostly from home. It’s been good so far, and I’m hopeful to pay for a good portion of our groceries with my income. These babies eat a lot!