Saturday, July 31, 2010

goodbye july

July has been something of a mixed bag, if I may. As I told Cardo, I'm not wishing away time (oh, definitely not), but I am so ready to move on from this month. I'm not exactly sure why, as I always start new months thinking I'll get more accomplished in the new month and then that never really happens.

I'll be especially happy when autumn rolls around. Autumn is my absolute favorite season. I often wonder if the 'autumn' of my life will be my favorite part of my life also. Hmm. (Yes, I think way too much.)

August will be somewhat momentous for us, if all goes as planned. Please note, I said 'for us.' We are pretty quiet people, so I don't think I'm talking about anything life-changing. (Or, am I?)

We are planning a trip to Disneyland at the end of next year. Right now, I'm thinking either October (before Cardo gets really busy at work) or the end of December (when things start calming down again at Cardo's work). To save money, we are really going to try to reel in our spending. More eating at home, less eating out. Our August challenge is to eat dinner at home all thirty-one days. I know that many people are struggling more than we are and I feel kind of like a jerk saying we are challenging ourselves to eat at home every night for a month, but there you have it. We hope it goes well. If it does, we'll put aside a bit of money toward our trip. I foresee lots of sandwiches and bowls of cereal and oatmeal in the coming weeks.

The biggest change facing our little family is the issue of Pic's schooling. Thoughts of Pic heading off to school have been swirling around my head from about the time she was born. I have particularly obsessed with the topic for the last year. In the last couple of months, we have come to a decision regarding the subject. More on this to come. I'll just say we're excited and a bit nervous.

So, goodbye July and welcome August -- I think I'm ready to face what you'll send my way.


kate said...

Welcome August! I'm glad it's here too. Good luck on eating at home. It seems so easy and yet we haven't managed it, well, ever. It definitely goes better if you meal plan though (which I know you know.) My goal is to write a meal plan just for this week and stick to it. Wanna check in and see how we're both faring?

v said...

Yes, I'd love to! I told Cardo that I'd only be menu planning four or five days at a time, nothing more. I've learned that's as far in advance I can plan and stick to it. Our biggest challenge is going to be the days Cardo's off with us and we are out running errands.

Best of luck to all of us!