the summer camp season is at its halfway point, and so far, so good. last year, working full time felt stressful, but only leading two discipleship/accountability groups a week this summer is enough to feel purposeful without being overwhelmed.

jim works all hours, but it's what i expect this time of year, and it's ok. (what i have a hard time with is when the other three seasons get crazy, since it feels like his working insane hours may-september ought to be enough.) dylan has been feeling jim's absence and is punishing him a little bit, but he gives her lots of great attention on his day off and come home early a few nights a week to help with bedtime rituals.

dylan is talking up a storm, sleeping well(!), and has actually begun a little potty training. i don't want to hold my breath, but it's hard not to get a little hopeful:)

our garden is looking great. so far, it's mostly just lettuce and some herbs, but we've harvested a few cherry tomatoes and one zucchini that we grilled up the other night. deer or something have taken a chunk out of our beans, but hopefully we can find a way to keep them out.

my friend meredith, who worked here a few years ago, is in town visiting from kansas, and it's been fun catching up with her. thankfully, she's had other friends, too, to go out with, since these days i'm not up for a lot of fun and excitement. being pregnant and chasing a toddler is exhausting! i was never this tired last time. i'm just trying to take one day at time, because if i think about the 3 1/2 months that are still left, it's a little overwhelming.

well, a little monkey just woke up, so we're headed outside. my camera hasn't been cooperating with the computer for over a week, so no pics, but hopefully sometime soon.

have a lovely, restful sabbath.


Debbie said...

It sounds like your summer is going well. I hope you have a great visit with your friend.

Mary Ann Hartzell said...

I'm glad camp life is going well. I'm sorry you are so tired. I wish you lived closer and I could spell you with "our lady of perpetual motion" She's an adorable busy little explorer. Pretty cool that she's begun potty training! Enjoy Meredith and hugs to you.Jim and Dylan. Love, Mom xo

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