Summer is quickly drawing to a close (sniff, sniff), and once again we must prepare ourselves for another school year. The days of summer in Berkeley with its ample parking and relatively quiet nights will soon be gone and replaced with crowded streets and loud college students roaming the neighborhoods in the wee hours of the night. Sigh. I suppose I should be excited since that’s why we’re here living by the campus, to gain students for the Lord. But I must confess a part of me is reluctant to part with the relaxing quiet days, and a bit saddened to bid adieu to the students who have graduated and left and make room in my heart and home for yet another new incoming class.
I suppose I should give you all an update on how I have done with my summer goals now that fall is upon us:
1) The cherry tomato plant is thriving. I currently count 18 green tomatoes of various sizes, have not harvested any yet.
2) Holding teaser in pilates will definitely take longer than a summer. I guess it would also help if I actually did my video more than once a month.
3) Get through the cleaning list? Yeah right, who was I kidding?
4) I think I might have enjoyed the Lord more… not sure about the speaking part though. This will be a life long goal, not just for a summer.
5) Currently on Message forty something of the Life-Study of Isaiah.
6) Still crocheting the first baby blanket. Three more to go!
7) CC can do the baby signs for “more,” and “milk.” Not sure if he actually knows what they mean though.
8 ) Have definitely played with CC more. Check!
9) We’ve taken CC to Habitot, Knottsberry Farm, the beach, swim classes, the zoo, and of course to the park every week. He loves to swing!
10) If blogging on a more regular basis means at least once a month, then I guess I’ve accomplished that.
11) Study? What’s that?
12) Been to Ici two or three times, without enduring any crazy long lines.
13) Read a few good books, though some were baby-related. Thanks Amy for the good recommendations. My Life in France was a delicious read and Nurture Shock was definitely interesting and thought provoking.
14) I don’t know if I’ve made any new friends this summer. I always meet other moms when I go to the library and the park, but none seemed to have gone into the friendship phase.
15) Thanks to facebook, it’s a lot easier to keep in touch with old friends now.