Monday, August 3, 2009

The Countdown Begins...

The Faithwriter Writer's Conference is coming up this weekend! I'm looking forward to renewing friendships and making new friends! But there are so many things to do before we leave on Thursday.

The A/C in our house is STILL being tweaked--and the A/C guys will be here again tomorrow to finally do the last repair to get the system up and running. I can't live without my A/C! It'll be good to have it running the way it should.

The grass got lots of rain this week and that caused an explosion of growth. My hubby ALMOST got the yard mowed, but an unexpected meeting with wasps by our son interrupted that mission. Poor son. He got stung four times, but it was a blessing it wasn't more since the HUGE hive was hanging from a tree right near our house. It was filled with wasps and they were mad. Since I have severe allergies to stings, I was worried about how his body would react, but after Benedryl and soothing baking soda poultices, the swelling went down and he's was fine. But the wasps were too riled up for anyone to go back out and try to finish mowing. Hubby applied a good spray of pesticide to the nest, so maybe by tomorrow, things will be calmer out there for the two of them to finish the task!

I have my budget set for August, but still have to write out the checks and mail the bills...even though I hate that job, at least we have the finances to pay them. Always a positive! I can't wait to cross that chore off my list, though.

I home educate my son, and this is the time of year to notify our local school district, send in copies of his standardized tests, and get books together for the coming year. But glitches always pop up, and it seems that I overlooked the fact that his test results never came in the mail! Oh boy. Now it's going to be a scramble to get all the needed documents together before school starts for our district. Sigh.

All in all, this first week of August feels very full and very stressful, not to mention that summer is quickly coming to a close. In Ohio, we view August as our last hurrah of summer. The nights are already getting chillier and we'll soon see the shaggy ends of summer show up in the yards and flowers and trees. But we have many things to look forward to in the coming weeks, and once the details get worked out, it's going to be a good month. Happy August!


Joanne Sher said...

I can't believe it's August already - sounds like a busy month for ya! Can't wait to SEEE you!!

Patty Wysong said...

Yup, this first week of August is jam-packed isn't it?

Cannot wait to see you again!!

Laury said...

August is always so busy with school starting back up and summer winding down. Can't wait to see you this coming Friday! Can't wait! What a way to begin this month!

LauraLee Shaw said...

Crazy, crazy girl. I hope that the conference is just the bit of different you need to break up the stress and the chaos. Wish I could hug you and pray with you. I love you, my friend.

Yvonne Blake said...

I love August...partly because my birthday is in Aug. I love summer, but I'm also look forward to autumn.

Can't wait til Friday!!