Happy Summer to all! I hope you’re by a cool lake, stream or beach, if that’s your thing, with a cool drink of choice. In other words, I hope the start of your summer has been relaxing!
I had a few weeks, then hopped back into the planning mode. As a leader in Community Bible Study, I’m part of the planning for next year’s festivities. Here’s some of those results:
Supplies for 30 weeks of preschool crafts for 60+ kids. It’s a tough job, but someone has to love doing it 😊💙
The Youngest Son is now working at Chick Fil A, which is a fabulous place for a first job. Great company and his location has a great owner and managers. So, we’ve been driving back and forth, opened a student checking account and suddenly my “baby” will be driving. Ah…life.
Healthier living is also happening, with a small setback. Seems that my body is sensitive to soy. Bummer, since my favorite protein shake is soy-based. But, one of the cool things about being 55 is that I finally can tell, with the guidance of wise friends, what my body is doing. And, it’s hating soy. So…add another thing to the “free-from” column. Oy.
Today’s project is making a fresh batch of elderberry syrup. I’ve been out for almost 2 weeks due to 1-difficulty finding dried Elderberries locally (hooray Natty G’s and my DIL Sam for getting them) and 2-a quiet morning to make it. There are many variations out there, and I tweaked one to my own taste that I found on the Pin. This is definitely something I don’t like not having. I use 2 tbsp daily as a preventative. With the cottonwood flying this season, I know it’s kept the allergy symptoms at bay.
It smells so good! Well…unless you ask my kids. What do they know.
My new planner, the wonderful hand-created one from Dawn, begins Saturday. I’ve filled in a bunch of seasonal stuff, and I’m excited to finally dig in daily! More about that next time, after I’ve had some fun using it. 😊
Till then, Be Blessed!
Barb, a.k.a. VintageChyck 🌻