One Crazy Summer

Again, my blog has suffered! I’m a broken record to be sure, but this summer has just worn me down. I feel like if I was’t at work or driving the kids around I was busy around the house just trying to keep up with cooking, cleaning, and laundry. Add to that the horrible weather — incredibly high humidity and either sweltering days or tropical downpours. Hello! This is upstate New York! This isn’t the kind of summer we’re used to!

So much has happened and I wish I’d documented it here, but… sometimes Instagram and Facebook are the easier alternatives. Though honestly I haven’t had as much time for those, either!

Summer is definitely the busy season when you work at a library. We had so many great programs this year! It was a lot of fun, but a lot of work too. In between I did manage to pick my Atlanticus back up (though I did not finish it in time for the fair — maybe next year)

I’ve been trying not to get in too much of a cooking rut. Earlier in the summer I was on a roll, trying lots of new recipes. I was really into cherry clafoutis for a while (recipe to be posted), and blueberry muffins were also a popular item.

treats

We had a great time at the Hudson Valley Hot Air Balloon Festival. Definitely worth waking up at 5 to see the sunrise launch!

Hudson Valley Balloon Festival

Hudson Valley Balloon Festival

Hudson Valley Balloon Festival

The boys spent a week in the Adirondacks at Boy Scout Camp. Laura had fun at rec camp. And the boys had their birthdays last week (16 and 13, if you can believe it!).

birthdays

For me their birthdays always signals a transitional period. I’m ready for fall. Ready for schedules. Ready for new things. I read this post by Ali Edwards this other day and it really resonated with me.

To me, that is really how it goes with blogging. Especially as I wade through motherhood, so many things change and evolve. Life constantly keeps us guessing! So yes, sometimes it’s simply time to start again.

Here we are. The end of summer. We still have a few fun things planned before fall starts in earnest, though! Around here, school still doesn’t start until after Labor Day, so two week from tomorrow the kids will be heading to 4th, 8th, and 11th grade. So crazy to think about! But it’s all good, and hopefully getting back into a routine will get me writing more. No promises, though, because we know how that goes!

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