Is it already Friday? I actually had to double check, before writing this post! How is your week? Can I offer you some coffee? Or tea? Weekend Coffee Share is a time for us to take a break out of our lives and enjoy some time catching up with friends (old and new)! Grab a cup of coffee and share with us!
I want to start by apologizing for not having coffee with all of you last week. I promise to do better from now on. It’s not an exaggeration to say that there’s been a lot of changes, and things going on lately. Now comes the fun part, settling in to a new home, and a new life (sort of.)
I have really enjoyed being a nanny to the two little boys that have been in my car for the past year. Luckily they only live 20 min away, and I will definitely see them often. I hope to be a part of their life for a long time. Before moving to Las Vegas I didn’t have a 9-5 job, I enjoyed having projects of my own. I did some tutoring, gardening, trained horses from time to time, and I spend time doing photography of some kind every day. I am going back to that, minus the horse training part, since it’s too hot for that here. I am looking forward to photographing horses here this fall, at the many horse events that takes place in Las Vegas. (If you’re competing in an event here in the area, shoot me an email at email@example.com, if you’re interested in a personal photographer covering the event for you. I have a full frame camera, and a good telephoto zoom lens that allows for large, generous event prints. See sample of event prints here.)
As I’ve already mentioned I went back to homeschooling my daughter. I’ve been looking for one, or two more students in her age, to join our school projects. Either part, or full time. I do understand the need of socializing with other children in her age. I have been contacted by a few parents that are interested in having their children join us part time. I have faith that this will work out great for everyone. I know that we have a lot to offer to some lucky kids that will learn, and have fun with us. I am already enjoying spending more time with my daughter. This is what I wanted all the time. I think it would be perfect to have some projects that we work on alone, personalized after her interests and needs, and some that we share with other children.
I think the older I get, the more I realize that the ultimate luxury is time.
– Michael Kors
Considering all the changes, and the health problems I’ve encountered this summer, I’m going to give myself time to enjoy the settling in process in our new home. (After all, we live in Las Vegas, there will always be kids that needs tutoring.) I had a hard time breathing the last few weeks at my old house. I am fairly sure that there was something there that I reacted too. My daughter was just fine, and the house was a really nice upscale house, so it was not anything too obvious. I do have some allergies, and they never been as bad as the last weeks there. It was really tough. It’s already easier to breathe only days after moving out. I have faith that things are going in the right direction. The past two months is as far from my usual self as I’ve ever been. I’m going to give my body a chance to recover. I’m not on top of my world (health wise) yet, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel…and I am very happy!
Do you need a refill on that coffee? Or maybe some ice tea? Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?
There’s going to be some more settling in here. Unpacking boxes, cleaning out some cabinets, and organizing things. I’ve ordered a new mattress for my daughter’s loft bed, that will be here tomorrow. Making her room inviting is my highest priority. Getting the kitchen dialed in is a strong second on my list. There is going to be time to enjoy some good country music, books (just finished my Goodreads reading challenge of 60 books this year,) gardening, photography, and games this weekend as well.
I recently re-potted a fig tree in my container garden. I used soil from my compost, and a few days later these three seedlings popped up, next to my fig tree. Looks like some type of squash? I’m going to plant them in a garden bed this weekend. I’m curious to see what it is. It’s still insanely hot here, and we have a long gardening season left. .
What’s the weather like where you live? Is it sweater weather yet? I can’t wait for some cooler temps here. I so look forward to getting out in nature, and doing some camping this fall. Speaking of nature, I am putting my best photos from the past year of explorations in the Mojave Desert into a book. I am still thinking about the title. My strongest idea so far, is simply; One Year In The Mojave Desert. I am organizing the best photos by month/season, and adding some interesting facts/stories to go with the photos. Any suggestions, or ideas are always appreciated 🙂 I am planning on getting my book on the market in good time before the holiday shopping starts. It’s a very fun project, something I’ve been working on during these hot summer months.
Have a fabulous weekend!