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Welcome to the Cute Club

Cute Club 2010 at Trago Sprayground. :)
These days have just been going so fast. I feel like we are on the go all the time, and yet, at the end of every night I'm rested, content, and ready to have a good full night's sleep. I'd say this is a summer well spent in every moment. We've been getting together with old friends, older friends, new friends, and best friends and it's been good for me and the kids.
I know I have time to do home-based activities once the school year is underway, and although the routine & committments coming up in a short month look daunting at times (remember that 1/9 of a project I'm working's a honker!) but I know I have to enjoy it as it comes along. What else can you do but bend without breaking during the season of life with small children.

I get my daily inspriation around my frequent haunts and I'm ready to get up and start my day with the best of them. Something I've really tried to do more of this Summer is have the mentality of "just do it!".

Sometimes if we don't take the time to plan, organize, clean, cook, AND just sit, those things get overrun by clutter in your personal space and mental space, and complaining. Meal plan for two weeks? Easy. Cooking and sticking to it everyday...JUST DO IT!

It's been my motto this Summer and I've been filled up in so many ways:
Through my kids and their happy fort-building, tandom reading spurts, and hilarious imaginations.
Through my friends that I see regularly, seasonally, and often. This introvert has now embraced people (but yes...I still need some alone time!)
Through cooking good and nourishing food for my immediate and extended family. I take great satisfaction in people loving what I make them, knowing that it tastes good and it's good for them. With some homemade ice cream on the side, please.
Through reading almost half my summer book list in...half the summer!
Through organizing my days with the kids, prioritizing work during naptimes, and taking time to rest during the evening.
Through getting up and working out (even though it's SO HOT out...), doing the dishes, and vacuuming, making my house sparkle and having my mind stay clear.
What has got you excited and filled up this Summer? I'd love to hear about it.
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Susie said…
ok a couple things:
1. i've never thought of you as an introvert before...almost twenty years later i can still learn something!
2. i should really try to meal plan - you've talked about it before, but i think it would really help me to strategize BEFORE going to the grocery store! (um, i may buy a few too many frozen pizzas...ick!)
3. what gets me excited this summer - teaching English! i knew i'd like this internship - i didn't know that i'd enjoy defining words like "apparently" and "aluminum" so much.

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