Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday (13w6d)

Yesterday.... I FINALLY made it to church!! Hurray! Felt like I'd conquered a small country. Fun, though utterly exhausting. How can getting the family in the car, driving over and sitting for an hour and a half and then coming home feel like having run a marathon??

I was pretty much shot for the rest of the day. But it was fun. 

It felt distinctly odd to be back - like it had been years and years. It's actually been just on two months. Since I've been there last, an entire BUILDING has been built on what was a dirt lot when last I saw it! My goodness.

Feeling crummy but still much better. Sticking to the diet, though doing a lot of cheating with *foodment* blueberries. And technically the cottage cheese is off-limits too, but I figure it's low-carb/high-protein enough to work at this point in the game. Counting down till September - my first adventure is definitely going to be a vegetarian burrito; hopefully it won't result in catastrophe.

I must admit that I am having a hard time missing out on summer fruit. This is the first time I've been pregnant over the summer, and seeing all of the fruit pass me by is hard! I usually pretty much live on fruit between June and September. Well, at least I'll be back in things for the holidays and Lepkuchen Day. Small consolation, but something! *End foodment*

I was talking to a friend yesterday about being newly pregnant over summer. Now having done it both ways, I must say that I much prefer having the end of pregnancy during the summer months than the beginning of pregnancy. When it comes to end-of-pregnancy discomforts or nausea, I'd much rather have the former during hot months than the nausea. What do you all think?

It's just a few weeks till AWANA and preschool start up, so hopefully my energy levels will rise in time to meet those challenges. Also, I'm hoping to start our homeschool curriculum in September, and I still haven't even ordered that! Hopefully soon.

I have been thinking about homeschooling and the homeschooling calendar, and it came to me that it might be fun to do something crazy like start the school year in May! I utterly despise Phoenix summers, so that would keep us indoors during the horrible months around here, and we could do bigger breaks during the pleasant months. It would mean messing with my life-long habits of associating September with the start of school, but it might be fun, though it would mean being out of sync with the rest of the known world. What do you think? Anyone out there do something similar?

DH is telecommuting today so that he can see to getting the cars worked on, which is going well. One car is done, the other is on its way! Hurray! We are going to have to see about exchanging one of our cars for a vehicle that will hold three car seats, so that will be a challenge for this coming fall.

Have a great day, all!

1 comment:

  1. Speaking as a formerly home-schooled kid, I think changing the school calendar is a great idea! It will make it more difficult to do school-type things with other groups or families once your kids are older, but when they're this young I don't think that would really be an issue, and as a kid it is definitely more fun to have time off in the cooler months.


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