I remarked to Michael this past weekend how quickly this year is coming to an end. Only four more months! Still, there is so much left to anticipate. But first, a look back.
The month ended with a week of contemplation over my second daughter. I attended a memorial for another little girl who passed away. The memorial was close to my own anniversary which only emphasized the reality of it all. Losing babies is painful and overwhelmingly so, but I do have hope and take comfort in the fact that there is more beyond this life, and our family will be together again one day.
Sam is now four months old. I’m completely blown away that I get to watch this little boy grow and learn every day. We had our first small fever/cold this month. As much as I didn’t like the fact that he felt crummy, I did slightly enjoy the extra snuggles (I was also a little under the weather so it was a lot of nursing and napping those days). He has gotten quite a bit more talkative, though only in his own babble language, and Michael and I expect he will be scooting/crawling or sitting up on his own any day now.
Again, I didn’t get very far with the blog organization. Between Sam and being sick and just life in general, I actually didn’t spend a whole lot of time in front of the computer. So, I think I’m going to put it on the back burner for a while, maybe try again in a few months or the beginning of next year.
I have, however, been doing a lot of purging, especially in my kitchen. I’m getting rid of any gadget or item that I haven’t used in 5+ years. It really feels good to declutter.
- Books, books and more books. September is National Literacy Month, but it’s also the time when quite a few of my preorders are coming in. Plus, I have a few other books on order as well. And I have a challenging TBR (To Be Read) list this month, but last month I completed five books (the most in a long time), so I’m hoping to continue the momentum.
- Purging and Moving Into Fall. While I continue my book binge, I also want to continue purging other areas of my home (maybe finish the kitchen!). One way I do that is I will be packing up my summer clothes and pulling out the fall clothes. This is the perfect time to go through both sets of clothes and get rid of things that don’t fit or flatter. I also plan to purge home and holiday decor as well.
- Walking for Alzheimer’s. This month, we also plan to fundraise for our Walk to End Alzheimers. We have been doing this for over 10 years now in honor of my great grandmother and Michael’s dad. I have a personal goal of $300, but I don’t know if I will actually reach that since I’ve started so late on the fundraising. We shall see! I will probably write more about that later this month.
Even though I didn’t get to accomplish everything I anticipated this month, I still feel like I came out alright. My number one priority that I anticipate each month is to be a mama to my son, so anything extra is just icing.