Saturday, July 03, 2010

100 miles an hour

That's how I feel about life these days.  I am working a ton of hours which is fabulous....not complaining about that in this economy.  And I have 6 kids home eating and making messes.

I want to blog more, but life just seems to get in the way sometimes.  I am trying to find balance this summer and not make the kids feel like they are working all the time.  I'd love to do more fun things, but we just haven't made it happen much.  Well, other than the free movies at a local theater.  We get there almost every week.

We are planning a camping trip for the end of July and beginning of August.  We'll be using my in-law's RV.  I'm so thankful that we will be able to get away.  We will be doing the budget route, of course, but cooking over a campfire will be a break from cooking in my kitchen.

And it's summer and we are just starting in with our farm food.  Again, I'm so thankful to have all the food, but it does mean some extra work in the summer.  But like Barbara Kingsolver says in Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, it's just making dinner in advance.  I finally finished that book this morning.  I've been reading it for literally years.  I would misplace it or get busy and then pick it up again later.  I can't recommend it enough.

3 comments:

Kathy said...

What you are doing for your family is so much more valuable than movies and theme parks. Those kids will remember a hardworking mother who could turn raw materials into great meals that would feed them during the winter months. We never had a single vacation during the time I was growing up and never expected one. But I do remember putting a big watermelon in the cooler in the milk house and sharing it on a hot summer evening while spitting seeds off the old back porch. There was nothing money could have bought us that would have been any better. I admire you so much!

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Crystal Mary said...

Hello, You are very blessed to have so many children and to still have them with you. Time passes very quickly and one day you will look back on now and wish you had it again. Enjoy each moment.
God Bless you all..