taking care of my family as a viral infection made its way through the house. A sudden fever, headache, aches, chills and sore throat...how the heck do you get these symptoms when it's over 100 degrees outside?! I managed to nurse everyone back to the land of the living before catching a sore throat myself. (#mamalife) I'm also dealing with some pretty intense ligament pain, which is making it hard to do anything quickly. I'm tired.
nesting, despite the pain and exhaustion, like a crazy person. I've been decluttering, organizing and cleaning like the baby is due to arrive any day. (I'm only 24 weeks.) I even put the new bassinet together, all by myself, because I couldn't stand walking by the box anymore! At this point in family size, most women are extra laid back - I apparently turn insane, even earlier than normal. Poor Mark and the kids.
finishing up shopping for S and TJ, my September birthdays. (A friendly reminder: don't forget to support your favorite bloggers and use their links when shopping! I know it's always so appreciated.) They both are at such fun ages, turning 2 and 4 (!!), and I've had so much fun picking out gifts for them.
(not) reading. I'm in a reading funk - I haven't picked up a book all week. I think I just have too much going on in my brain right now to settle into a book.
seeing new little birds around our backyard. We think they're barn swallows. They are so cute and small, but are pooping all over my porch!
calling it a light "work week" for Big White Farmhouse. Some weeks I can commit to a lot, others not so much. I love that about small business. A few notes to remember:
+ I finished listing most of the remaining Vintage Finds and restocked the wooden rattles. We added a new bear design and I love it!
+ Consistent social media marketing is starting to pay off!
+ Christmas is on the brain already as I started making lists about possible purchases. So excited for what's to come in the next few months!
watching Limitless and Jim Gaffigan on Netflix. We also started Vikings on Amazon Prime, which I have mixed feelings about. I appreciated Bishop Barron's commentary, but I feel like he didn't make enough of a disclaimer about the violence and nudity!
taking the big boys out, one at a time, to get their school supplies. I am loving the one-on-one time with them, holding their hands and hearing them talk without any distractions. I also love seeing what they choose: this year, black and red seem to be the favorite colors! In other back-to-school news, I've been starting to get special treats to go in their lunches. I bought a few of these organizers for the pantry and love them for the "these are special, you can't eat them now" purpose.
listening to M read to his little siblings complete with hilarious voices! So thankful that he can read aloud for hours without getting hoarse like his poor mama.