Oh What a Beautiful Morning

It’s 8 a.m. but we’ve been up for about a half hour. Mark left early again for his workshop and Kailey slept a little later than her usual 7 a.m.

We awoke to the pitter-patter of raindrops against the roof and windows, and the earth. It’s beautiful and cool. No hot-hot heat today. We have errands to run and purchases to make. The rain will make it much more pleasant 🙂

Last night for supper I made Shepard’s Pie with Lentils instead of ground beef- one of Mark’s favorite dishes. I wanted to make something for dessert and found a Butter Cake recipe that turned out perfectly delicious. The butter sauce really finishes the cake well. I suppose we could have frosted the thing but it’s marvelous on it’s own.

Today we turn in our application for the child care center Kailey will be attending and getting all her paperwork taken care of. WooHoo.

Tomorrow her Bento-bako should come in the mail via UPS and on Friday I get new tags for my sweet little car.

Saturday is the BIG day. And becuase I am so anxiously awaiting it’s arrival, I know the day will never come. You see, on Saturday we are doing some heavy shopping. First we’ll head up to Pembroke and purchase my books then head back this way to swing by the community college for a final book. Then we’re headed down to Florence, SC to get school suppplies for Mark and to Payless for school shoes for Kailey-girl. We looked online last night and she has picked out an adorable pair of Mary Jane’s.

We’ll need everything taken care of by the 19th since I start school on the 20th. That’s so close that I am getting a little nervous. I hope all will be ready by then.

Ok, we need to get going…


Nearing the End for Another Beginning

Summer is slowly but surely winding to an end. It’s been quite an experience to say the least. It’s the first summer Mark has been home and the first owning our house. It’s also the first summer Kailey has played a team sport. Tee-Ball is over and soccer is about to start up soon. Mark goes back to work on the 12th and I head back to campus on the 20th. So our time at home is coming to an end with a batch of mixed feeling about it. We had some rocking times where we weren’t communicating as a family unit. Often misunderstanding or misinterpreting each other. Tiredness makes communicating even more difficult and we found ourselves tired from working on improving our house and yard often. But we are happy with our small improvements and look forward to working on more together.

We removed the old fireplace and chimney and created a new wall in the living room. We installed a railing for the back steps and demolished the screened in porch and painted the columns. We have a bit more to do on this our latest project.

This is our house before we demoed the screened in porch

This is our house before we demoed the screened in porch

This next weekend is a going to be a busy one. We need a few more uniforms for Kailey and to pick up my books from campus. My car needs new registration stickers and we need to get lunch foods for Mark.

I could go on and on but it’s breakfast time at the homestead. Until later, caio.

The house after the demo

The house after the demo