We've been doing lots of work around the house lately. This past week my husband and I were up early every morning working outside and in to clean and de-clutter. I have several "projects," such as cleaning out the game closet, the spare room, my bookshelves, and the garage. My husband cleaned up our garden area and we'll be getting that ready to plant. It feels so good to be so industrious, although it's made me so tired that I haven't been able to read a whole lot. I'm hoping this week I'll get more of that done.
My younger kids start school next week and this week we'll be getting them ready and doing some fun things before we can't. We also got hit with monsoon storms on Friday (we love them at our house even though they're crazy - at least as long as there's no damage). There was a good amount of hail and wind and dust and pouring rain along with lightning and thunder. My phone was going off like crazy with weather warnings, including a lightning strike five miles from our house. We're supposed to continue having similar weather all week, although it probably won't be quite as severe as it was Friday night.
This is another fairly low-key week for me. I have books I'd like to read and review, but just a few have actual deadlines. I'm still enjoying AND I DARKEN. It's so interesting and different and I'm so curious as to how it will end. Here's what to expect this week: