Back home, back to blogging

 After 27 days of being away at our camp on the St. Lawrence River, we're now back home in Maine. Our skin is sun kissed, our swimming muscles are strong and I totally counted river dips as baths more often than I should have.  I don't think my hair ever dried the whole month.  I'd like to say that our time at camp was glorious, like the last few years when we'd swim, read, craft and repeat.  This time, although there were some really good parts and I got to see some people we love, the single parenting was not easy. I don't know why it was different this time, but it wasn't an easy going and relaxing time like I was looking forward to. I feel as though I did character development the entire time.  And throw in some heartache in there too. It's so hard looking back and not knowing what I'd do differently, but I suppose it doesn't matter, for I cannot change the past.  I really missed blogging in this space, it always helps me find the bright lights and I really appreciate the encouragement I get from readers.   

Anyway, we're home and I am determined to get our transition home off to a good start. I told my husband I want to clean and organize and purge.  I usually get organized when my kids are at summer camp, but camps didn't happen this year.  Our house is in such disarray. We school year round, but we're on a little break while I organize. I was listening to a podcast today and it talked about parents of children who attend school outside of the home being busy gathering the supplies needed for school. The podcaster talked about how when homeschooling, the home is the classroom and usually all the supplies are already handy. She talked about instead of gathering supplies, to set the home up to run smoothly so schooling time can be undistracted.  That's just what I was thinking, although my thoughts are more like hail coming in the summer months instead of an eloquently worded message of encouragement.  

And so, I clean, purge, organize and rearrange.

My girls didn't take long to get into their old fashioned apparel.  A whole month living in 2020 is not their usual!  

Thankful for my Back to Eden garden, which held up really well with minimal tending. 

And Adrian and my husband are busy whipping up quick projects to help me organize. 

This week I'll be posting some highs of our trip. I think doing so will be just what I need to keep my brain focused on the good.  

4 comments:

  1. You were missed! Glad you got away, but I'm sure it felt mighty good to pull up into your own driveway.
    Oh, how I wish I could come up and help you organize. I think it makes a lot of sense to take this time to get things ready for the school year. It helps to focus on how you want the space to feel.
    Glad to have you back, friend.

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    1. Thank you! And Psst...I'm organizing a library space in the house!

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  2. Sounds like you had some fun, but I can see where that might be tough. Adrian is getting so tall! Kids keep growing for sure. Good for you organizing! Make life much simpler and easier in the long run! Have fun while the days are still long, Autumn creeping in :)

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    1. Thank you! Adrian is going to be ten in Sept. Can hardly believe it!

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