We’ve reached that part of autumn where I can finally stop and take a big deep breath and then relax a bit.
We’ve gotten through the birthday festivities here in Jenworld — three in two weeks — plus the related birthday parties for both girls AND Pete’s and my anniversary.
Grace is practicing driving as often as we can make it happen, which is usually two or three times a week.
Ellie seems to have settled into high school without any difficulty.
We got a new-to-us freezer from my in-laws, who upgraded to a full-size one in order to store more bounty from their farm. I am ridiculously excited about having a stand-alone freezer and have commenced making as much crockpot applesauce as I can while apples are still super cheap and in season. Next up after that will be batches of soup bases (both chicken and vegetable), plus various kinds of muffins that the girls can quickly defrost for breakfasts and snacks.
And the weather has finally turned — once and for all, I hope — from summer to fall.
This is my favorite time of year.
What’s new in your world?