*The Fair. We joined 4-H this year. At the beginning of the year the kids signed up for four things each. A month ago we decided to only enter two things each for each kid. Well, last week we spent a longer time in Manhattan helping pack and move my sister so we didn't actually start fair stuff until Monday morning. Yikes! Today we spent the entire day getting the things ready. The little girls were troopers and the bigs tackled their projects. They are done and ready to present tomorrow. This year has been a major learning experience and should make subsequent years easier.
*Phinn goes to church camp. Gulp. My baby, my first born. My kid who is an awful lot like me, with whom I butt heads the most. He's nine now and going to five days of camp. Hold me. It will be so good for him and I'm excited for him.
*Gigi has not had a kid party for her birthday for the last two years. In 2013, we had just moved and she had just started school. She knew no one so a birthday party with friends was out. Last year I told her we could do a party once school got started bug it never happened. I dropped the ball. She noticed. So next week while Phinn is gone we're doing the whole shebang. Swimming, ice cream, sleepover. Should be fun.
*I have to study for and pass a midterm and a final for a prerequisite I did not have fulfilled. I'm supposed to take the midterm on Friday and I've only barely started studying.
*The Run For Your Momma half marathon and 5K fundraiser for our MOPS group. I'm the coordinator again this year. So far it's running smoothly but it's always a bit harrowing to coordinate people who are serious runners. Luckily I have s great team of ladies who kick butt in the "getting things done" department. Leading a group is a piece of cake when you have great people. Maybe pray for some cool weather for August 1?
*We celebrate 12 years of marriage, probably 200 miles apart, for the first time ever.
*Graduate school starts off with a bang. The first class is an intensive full week of 8-12 hour days.
*Daniel travels for a conference.
*Daniel continues working out in GC.
*I start another fitness challenge. The summer has got me all sorts of off track. I don't function well without a schedule. I also don't enjoy working out in a house that is perpetually between 85-100 degrees. It's no fun. Here's to better schedules and cooler days.
*I try not to lose my mind. Let the insanity begin.