Summer is too busy

I won’t even mention the line that goes something like, “Can you believe how fast summer is going?”

We haven’t been all that busy with events and things like that. Our life within pregnancy has seemed to change things. We still go to the Farmer’s Market, which is great. Over the 4th of July we went canoing down the Wisconsin river, near Arena and Spring Green. That was great to get on the water and be outdoors. Speaking of outdoors, we bought a great tent (well, it depends who you ask) at REI for cheap. My version of a great tent is one that can be strapped on to your backpack and fits just above your head as you’re lying down to sleep at night.

Katie’s version is the one that can fit a queen-size mattress and where we can fully stand up inside. We bought the latter. But we’ll use that tent for the next 20 years at Family Camps at Fort Wilderness and other State parks around Wisconsin. Look at the view from inside that thing!!!

So we’re doing our best to stay active. Katie gets really tired and is just wishing she could work out like she used to. No bike rides, no runs. The paddling wasn’t that comfortable for her, either.

Summer has been busy. What’s new. But like Matt Metzger talked about today at Blackhawk – we need to be intentional about taking a Sabbath, taking a day off to rest and refresh.

For me, that includes reading and writing. I started this blog to process life, and that’s gotten too far and few between. I need this time to create journal memories and document and process.

I need to read b/c readers are leaders – I get refreshed when I read the paper and learn new things.

Those are my thoughts. What are yours?

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