Another serious illness has struck, school is starting, harvest season is here and Baby E is a handful. Posts will come as they come. What I find that I DO have time for are Instagram photos, cute little glimpses into our days, however I will not dare suggest that I will post those daily as I fear the curse of failed commitment.
So, what has been going on In the House of Mama Stacey since our last check-in?
We went to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh.
|Papa J showing Baby E the inside of the International Space Station replica.|
|Doodle Bug in space!|
|Meeting a hero.|
We visited a nearby organic homestead, Bad Cat Farm, run by my friend Sarah and her her wife Amber. Our family relished the escape. Doodle Bug played outside, watched the older children practice their archery, and fed chickens. He took home a souvenier feather and many happy memories.
Sarah taught me about canning [something that I feel is in my blood but I've never gotten the chance to do] and I helped her make a batch of yummy golden relish. We talked Game of Thrones and Doctor Who and had a weenie roast to try out the relish.
|The handsome rooster who rules Bad Cat Farm.|
Mama Stacey attended a new workshop at the local library for fiction writers. It looks like something that I may try to work into my monthly schedule. I received a copy of a werewolf story to review and so have that to look forward to. Sometimes I like critiquing almost as much as presenting.
Doodle Bug has begrudgingly gone shopping for school clothing with me at the outlet stores.
The rest of the month has been spent working, caring for loved ones, visiting hospitals and catching the rare snuggle in our cozy bed. The garden has tomato and raspberries in it and my neighbor had to water my flowers because they've been so neglected lately. Autumn is coming quickly and our clan is facing some new, difficult decisions, but out of pain comes change and growth.