One more day until September! As usual, we’re a little more overextended than I would like, and I’m looking around my house to see where I actually want to add Halloween stuff since we are basically the Addams Family already. Our yard, which was overcome with gourds all summer, has just been hacked up and cleared (save for two rows of pumpkins), so now we have over 30 little gourds to decorate with and give to loved ones! What are you up to this week? I’m…
prepping All the Homeschool Things
building Jeffco Pride and planning events
planning events for our equity club
planning fall archery practice dates and trainings
working on the kiddo’s birthday
playing catchup on paperwork
planning holiday time off
learning how to do more stuff at work (wow, can I get any vaguer?)
playing Cats & Soup (my new cats, Blackbonnet and Tig, are Snowshoe and Calico cats and I LOVE them) and falling head over feet for the cute sugarcane stations
reading The Broken Heart of America, The Gay Agenda, Husband Material and homeschool books
Watching One Mississippi and The Batman
trying to attend the meetings I can and taking a hard look at where I can cancel
doing three roleplays with new support line volunteers
planning some fun activities for the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ Mental Health Coalition
helping my teen navigate his part-time job, activities, homeschooling and clubs
planning a big sugar cut again (grooooan). I have to, though, because I know I’ll feel so much better, after the initial agony.
playing secretary for my teen’s activities and Indy’s car repairs for folks
helping said teen finish up on his big roleplay tournament class for the semester
writing a racy scene in a circus environment inspired by a Godsmack song (see last week’s Music!)
listening to Fever Ray
burning a beignet candle
ogling Gail’s candles and thinking about getting one at the farmer’s market…
craving all things apple and pumpkin
looking for some comfy pajamas or sweats in the David Pumpkins style! I do not want the costume but the pattern.
hating my hair as it approaches the mushroom phase, and simultaneously wanting to grow it out and cut it all off. It may be striped beanie season for me.
preparing to clean house to “September” for hours on end, to write with my beautiful brown pen for a month, and to put little pumpkin stickers on everything within reach
finishing my September countdown. The October one begins soon!