Fall: Frenzied and Fun!

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Posting to one’s blog less than once per week is not a good way to build one’s following.  But, since most of my readers are people who know and love (or at least like) me, I don’t have to worry about that.  Whew!

fallI’m fully appreciating how busy the fall season can be, now that we have a school aged child.  Sienna’s in ballet once a week, Dennis and I are participating in our church/preschool’s Conscious Discipline workshop, which is weekly during October, Sienna’s in First Holy Communion catechism, and all four of us are taking classes in our church’s Augsburg Academy.  We have lots of fun fall activities planned, including pumpkin picking next weekend and having folks over on Halloween!  I’m helping plan our church Oktoberfest. Dennis and I celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary the first week of November; we’re taking two days off work to hang out together. Can’t wait!

I’m super excited that my beloved San Francisco Giants are in the World Series…. yet again!  Dennis, who’s a big Orioles fan, and I were hoping for a little family rivalry if the Giants and Orioles both made it.  Oh well.  Teo is singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” with the line “root, root, root for the Giants” – so I’m a happy mommy!

This week I’m doing something pretty unusual for me… taking a (short) solo trip!  With my Nana recently moving into a full nursing home, I figured a trip to my hometown to see my family was overdue.  So, I’m flying to Northern California on Wednesday!  My sister is picking me up from the airport that’s 4 hours from our hometown.  She’s the best!!  I’ll only be home for about a day and a half, but I’ll get to see lots of family.  My mom and I will then take a long road trip back to San Diego on Friday.  I’m excited to spend a couple of days being just a daughter, granddaughter, sister, and auntie.  This is the only time I’ve been away from my kids for more than one day, and that time I was with Dennis.  Good thing I’ll be busy because I’m going to miss them like crazy!

I’ve recently gotten re-energized to cook and eat Paleo again.  I’m trying to switch my kids (and husband!) to more whole and less processed foods.  I’ll get some recipe posts up soon!

Happy Fall, everyone!

 

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