Where to begin? No clue. I can't believe summer is almost over. We've done a whole lot of nothing, but in a beautiful way. We've been to the pool, though I'd like to have gone more. Honestly there've been a lot of days it's been either too hot (98°+ for over a week) or too cool (73° highs) but that's okay too. On the hot days we were really blessed to have our A/C running strong and on the cool days Jacob and Julianna have been giving the trampoline quite the workout.
Julianna learned to ride a bike this summer. That feels like not so little of a miracle. At 10 gaining on 11 I had just about started to give up hope of it ever happening. I learned it's not something you can make someone do or even bribe them into. Believe me, I tried. Anyway, someone suggested the balance bike approach, and though we don't own a balance bike and I was definitely not investing any more money in her learning to ride, I showed her a great you tube video of it and encouraged her to give it a try. Much to my surprise she did, and within a week she was riding. Incredible. Truly. We even bought her a new bike to celebrate, although this is the new bike and in the picture it looks like it's still too small. It's not. She's happy as a lark and rides her bike every day, multiple times a day. I am so thankful. Truly.
Well, out of inspiration, just a little glimpse at some of the things that have happened this summer.
All in all it's been a pretty good summer. Unfortunately, there's been some really rotten stuff going on too, stuff I really can't get into but that has dominated a lot of my summer. I've had to cancel a trip I was really looking forward to, some precious time Mark took off got infringed on, it's affected my time with the kids. I'd love to go into more detail, but it's personal and not really the kind of thing to put out in cyberspace. Suffice it to say the kids are wonderful, Mark and I are wonderful, it's nothing like that. Hopefully it'll get figured out soon, if it hasn't already, it's truly a time will tell thing, and eventually it will be just a distant memory. Hopefully. If you're a praying person maybe you could pray for me, God knows what it is, and I'm praying that he'll see fit to lift this from me.
[I'm still missing Reader and having a hard time finding something that works as well for me. Feedly's all right, but the mobile apps aren't terribly good and I'm wishing there was something better. Sorry I'm not commenting, but I'm reading and I'll try to get better.]