Status Update: July

Sitting…well, actually, I’m lying down. It is now precisely 3:42 in the AM. I tossed and turned, read some blogs, saw the date, and decided to write an update of my own.

Drinking…nothing, but I may go for a bit of water in a moment. Something in the air affected my allergies, and I did quite a bit of sneezing yesterday. The subsequent post-nasal drip is making me thirsty.

Listening…to Karl’s snoring. One of the kids’ doors just opened, so now I’m listening to make sure he goes back to bed. And now I hear the low tones of an audiobook. Someone else in this house is having trouble sleeping.

Anticipating…a week of fun and adventure with Karl home until July 8. Our calendar is open. I foresee lots of geocaching and book-writing & reading. Y’all, his story is a good one, and the kids and I look forward to each new installment.

Speaking of reading…the kids are all well on their ways to completing their reading goals for the summer. Noah is already finished with his, but he set an easy goal of just 3 books. But he is continuing to read because his mother is a meany who requires reading before gaming.

Enjoying…time with my friends. We all say, “Let’s get together soon,” but time flies, and we never get together. We’ll blink, and summer will be ended. My friends and I were unsuccessful in finding an afternoon or evening time for fellowship, so Karl and I hosted an impromptu brunch Saturday morning. Then yesterday, one of the little girls said to me, “Mrs. Leslie, you know that thing we did at your house when we ate breakfast? I want to do that again!” How sweet is that?

Enjoying…family time, too. Tis the season of many birthdays and reunions. The kids taught me how to play FourSquare at the last reunion. It’s such a fast-paced game; one must be quick or good-natured when the children laugh. i have also learned that I love broccoli salad.

Reading…Hannah Coulter by Wendell Berry and Breath for the Bones by Luci Shaw.

Thinking…of something else to share, but coming up short. Remembering the aforementioned books makes me want to read some more of them. I think I’ll get that sip of water and read until I can’t keep my eyes open. I hope it won’t be long.

Can you believe we’re already half-past 2013?! Football season is just around the corner!!

5 Comments on “Status Update: July

  1. My husband & I were just saying yesterday that we’re so glad football season is almost here. It’s such a wonderful time of year!

    I think you’ll love Hannah Coulter. It’s one of the best books I’ve ever read.


    • I am loving HC so far! And, yes, we are counting down the days to the first kick-off.


  2. Loved “catching up” with you here, Leslie. I’m glad you are having a great summer!


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