Man, it's been crazy around here. Work has been busy, it's hard to get back into the swing of things after being gone for 3 months. No wonder it takes kids so long to get in the school frame of mind after summer vacation. I'm trying to get all the garden stuff dealt with. My back porch looks like a farmer's market right now, I just keep sticking stuff in there until I get around to dealing with it. Right now it's full of onions, bell peppers, chili peppers and a big head of cabbage. There are bushel baskets of potatoes and carrots in the barn that also have to find a home before it gets too cold outside. I made a few jars of sauerkraut today. I tried to make it before, but it looked so gross that I just threw it away. Now I've got a new way to try making it that hopefully will be more successful.
It's Homecoming this week and things got off to a wonderful start. My front yard was TP'd by 7:30 last night already. Someone also spray painted the words "I AM JV" on the lawn, a jab at WE who had to run JV at one of the cross country meets a few weeks ago. He may never live that one down.
The kids are at the girls volleyball game tonight. WE thinks they may be announcing homecoming king & queen during the game. I think he's got more chance of becoming court jester than the king, but a lot of his friends are also on court and the whole king/queen naming thing is a huge deal when you're in high school. I thing they're both also planning on 'studying' tonight after the game, which means that they're going to do their own toilet paper decorating in their friends yards tonight, probably while their friends are here, putting more tp in our trees. I can't even imagine the time in my life when there isn't going to be toilet paper stuck in my trees during the month of September, but I'm sure empty nesting will be here before I know it and I'll wonder how the time went so fast.
Actually, I was already wondering about the speed of time this weekend. We had a special event for church and we saw a lot of people we hadn't seen in a year or two. I know my kids are growing up, but it always takes me by surprise when I see that other people's kids are doing the same thing. It seems like only yesterday we were all in the nursery changing diapers together, and now we're watching our kids flirting with each other. Before we know it, we'll be in the nursery changing grandkids diapers.