And here's August!

So. We're back. And we're back into the swing of things. I think I have finally caught my breath from being gone anyway!

At first glance, I thought August would be a little calmer - and at some points it is - but looking ahead I see some Praise Project gigs, a family reunion, a few outings that should be fun, the rescheduled Torchlight 5K and the State Fair all on the calendar right now. Again, it should all be fun, but at the same time I'm like, when do we breathe again?

My goal for the rest of the summer is to just honestly take each day one day at a time. Because really, as full as the calendar sounds, there is quite a bit of downtime, especially during the week. We will just need to use those evenings to relax when we can. But, we have some work I want to do too.

We are looking into possibly getting a dumpster to work on cleaning out the garage and the backyard a bit more. We have boxes that need to be thrown, pieces of the doors we've replaced, fencing material, large chunks of concrete...

You're wondering what the concrete is from? Let me tell you! I am beyond thrilled to announce I am the proud owner of a new laundry room washtub! Oh yes my friends, I am thrilled about something silly like a washtub. My life is so sad sometimes isn't it? Ha. But seriously, we had this nasty old concrete washtub. And it would hold water forever and make my basement smell musty and the pipes leaked and it was awful. Enter the awesome person that is known as my dad. He found us a sweet new plastic washtub back in May. And even better? He installed it while we were out of town!!! What a guy!!! (Thanks to big brother Dave for his help too).

So, we now have a large broken up concrete sink that needs to be thrown out and due to it's weight, really can't be thrown out all at once. We could do it a piece or two at a time, we could take it somewhere to dump it or, if we get a dumpster, we can just chuck it all in there! Since I missed the process of breaking it up with a sledgehammer, I think I'd get great joy in chucking the pieces into a dumpster!

We'll see how things go and where August takes us. I am going to try to enjoy the fun things coming up but also make sure I take enough time for myself so I don't feel overwhelmed again like I did before we left town. It's all about balance And hey, let's get some more good weather days like today, huh?


Gina said...

That's awesome about the new laundry tub! We still have our concrete one. The funny thing is that we have a plastic spare on in our shed! LOL!!

Jes said...

I'm glad you got a new laundry sink! Yay! Don't feel bad if you can't do everything that has been planned this month. It's ok if you can't! I ow you are busy with Praise Project stuff too. <3