~Not long ago, I came to the sobering realization that my 7-year-old is way better at mentally adding two-digit numbers than I am.
~I'm getting ready to order our 2010-11 curriculum, and I'm feeling strangely excited about it.
~After participating in six baby showers during the first half of the year, I am feeling quite relieved that the next one isn't until October or so. It's been quite a year for our church body!
~I sometimes let my children buy me time by sending them to entertain their baby sister will I dry my hair, finish lunch, etc. They're great at it, too!
~I've discovered that I have a terrible weakness for sweetened foods with almonds. I could eat a half a jar of almond butter (which has a touch of honey) in one sitting.
~My toddler drives me to comfort eating.
~My boys are going to be gone next week, and while I will miss them, I am eagerly anticipating giving the house a good cleaning shortly after they leave...and then enjoying the fact that it will pretty much stay clean until they come back home.
~I am also really looking forward to some literal "quiet time."
~Owen has finally been doing better with potty training, and I'm terrified that he'll "lose it" while he's away.
~I've been dipping into my personal spending money in order to support my summer berry habit.
~I've discovered salami made with grass-fed beef at the farmers' market, and I am head over heels about it. Seriously, I get giddy.
~There's a new natural grocery about to open in town, and I'm so excited I could wet myself.
~I secured a dozen chicken feet from a friend who raises meat birds, intending to use them for chicken stock. (They're fabulous, I hear.) But it turns out that I just don't have the guts give them the necessary scrub-down before dropping them in the pot.