I'd had this post sitting in the Draft folder for at least a week.
It's taken me a while to post.
I don't know why that is . . .
maybe it's that I write bits on social media a lot, so I am moving away from longer journal-type writing
maybe I'm just at this place in our family life (5 teens and 1 young adult at home) that I just find it hard to blog.
Either way, I know that regular writing is valuable. And I need to do it.
I mean, really, I NEED TO DO IT. (And you do to!)
Writing helps me reflect on life's daily happenings; it helps me find closure and understanding when I am somewhat confused about things; and most importantly, it helps our family record and remember the details of our lives.
Just last week one of the kids had a question about how old our dog was/is, and I didn't know for certain. (Which seems hilarious that I didn't know that.)
But then I had a thought-- "I for sure blogged the day we found her."
And so we went to the blog archives and found it. We had pictures and details of the day we got Harriet (the dog).
(Granted, they are my thoughts recorded. But the photos made us all remember things we had forgotten.)
It was so cool (yup, child of the 70s)!
So, my point.
The blog is something I really appreciate having.
And with that super long overview, here's a little of our August happenings:
--school began and Zu and Lu made the volleyball team!
--Jr had a bday
--a dear friend, Gpa Garner, passed away (at 97!)
--we hung out with friends
--we picked fruit and veggies
--Bam did yoga on a horse!
--Papaya went to Oregon
--Fall semester at BYU began for me
--we walked down memory lane looking at old blog pics
--oh! And I bought new pants the ink security tag was left on! (So I watched a YouTube video and learned how to take it off. 😜)