Tim has been home for a month now but Chick-Fil-A is done with their remodel. He is there helping to put it all back together right now as I write. Tim goes back to a "normal work schedule" tomorrow morning. :( Even though he was not home much in the month he was off, it was nice to have him sleep next to me till morning every day. He always gets up and is gone by 3:00 a.m. So having him here every morning has been really nice. He is a workaholic and was gone to other stores, making a lot of phone calls and busy doing paper work much of the month. He did help me, by going to several appointments with me. Having an extra set of hands and spending some time together was nice. I don't like him to shave but Chick-fil-A has a strict dress code on facial hair, mustache only. So for the whole month he did not shave. We all loved it! He also looks really good in a short goatee.
We will all miss Tim but it will be very nice to get back into our normal routine again. When Tim was home, if he slept in, I allowed the kids to do so as well. I did it so the house would be quiet for Tim. I, as quietly as I could, got up with the baby and toddlers when they woke up and just let everyone else sleep. When we do that, it throws the whole entire days schedule off. It is harder to get in chores, Antonio's care, schooling and meals in a timely manor. So even though we enjoyed Tim being here a bit more, it will be good to crack down and get our household in order.
The weather has been much cooler lately. Absolutely gorgeous for being outside. This means we will be taking several days off from schooling for fall clean up and getting the farm ready for winter. A deep cleaning in the barn and all the stalls is in order. We do it every year. We already trimmed all the goats hooves, dewormed and bred them for spring milk. We will be stocking up on hay and making sure every animal will be warm and dry for the winter months. When Tim was home for the month, he did give me three mornings off by watching all the "littles", so the "middles and I could attack the gardens and yard that have been so neglected thru the summer.
|On the back of the raised beds I usually grow cucumbers or beans. Carolyn and Zeke are unwinding all the morning glory vines that took over.|
I am also going to attempt a fall cleaning in the house on rainy days this fall or once the weather turns to cold to be outside. I feel like doing a huge purging again of all we do not need or use, to try to simplify our lives a bit, in the area of clutter.
Now that the intense summer heat is all but gone, fall festivals and outdoor events abound in this area. We normally don't go anywhere on Sabbath. We don't buy, sell, or trade if at all possible but their was a free Health Fair at our local Home Depo. So we packed lunches and ventured out to enjoy the beautiful fall weather enjoying all the displays at the Health Fair.
The fire department was there with their trucks, giving out things and talking about fire safety. We saw Uncle "B". He works for the fire department!
If you have followed my blog very long, many people know of Carolyn's deep seeded fear of clowns and people in costumes. All of her life, since she was a baby, she has always shook and cried when a clown came around or a mascot of a company or team. It has been an ongoing issue she just could not conquer. Just last month, at Chucky Cheese for "B"'s birthday, Chucky Cheese came out to see the children and she literally dove under a table, nearly knocking everything off of it.
It gives me an oppertunity to talk with the children about what to do in the case of an accident and see that the police, firemen and ambulance workers are not scary and just doing their jobs to help.
It was a lovely outing and we all had a great time. I love all the seasons we have here in the North Georgia Mountains. Fall is very refreshing and welcomed after a hot summer.
Psalm 67:6 Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us.