We like to begin our home school year at the beginning of August. This just works well for our family. That means I have about two weeks left before we hit the books. I’m really excited about this, and they aren’t admitting it, but deep down, my boys are excited too. ;)
August also brings quite a bit of other “excitement” as our garden will be kicking out lots of produce, which will need to be preserved. Our soccer season also starts in August. Our boys are on teams, but more importantly, the college team my husband helps coach gets underway the second week of August. Three-a-day practices keep him hopping plus, if you’ve been reading here long, you know that I usually feed the soccer team for an entire week before the college classes start. I LOVE doing this – the ladies on the soccer team are a joy to serve. I hear there will be 43 players on the team this year. That’s a lot of food! Stay tuned to hear how all of this goes.
Here’s a big pile of our books – in desperate need of some sorting and organization!
I tell you all of this to say that I have a whoppin’ two weeks to get myself organized before the month of August slaps me in my eager – but full scheduled – face. I’ve spent a good part of the summer working on two new books. Now that they are in the editing stage, to say that my house needs a little bit of love would be an understatement. And there are other areas of life I really need to get organized and prepared for, simply so that the beginning of our school year goes more smoothly.
And so…I have made myself a list. I’m calling it the Two Week Tackle because well – I have two weeks to tackle this list. Can I do it? Who knows?
Want to watch me try? Yes, I figured you might.
Here’s the Two Week Tackle List, which I reserve the right to add to or take away from at any given time as the crazy urges hit:
- Organize school books and create a schedule for our school year
- Clean out kitchen cabinets – replace shelf liner
- Deep clean the entire house
- Plan and begin to prep soccer meals
- Make and freeze healthy convenience foods for the month of August
- Make homemade hand soap and laundry detergent (just because I really want to try)
- Experiment with homemade white chocolate and butterscotch chips for the Heavenly Homemakers Recipe Challenge
- Finish creating the Whole Foods Pantry resource list that so many of you have been requesting
Regarding this last bullet point – I will, for at least one week, be taking a break from writing my bulk food posts. Creating the Whole Foods Pantry resource page is a big job to undertake, and the more I write about bulk food, the more it has been brought to my attention that you would really benefit from this list. I’ll pick up with the bulk food series once the Whole Foods Pantry resource page is finished.
And so, during the next two weeks, I’ll be cleaning, organizing, sorting, writing, finishing the books, cooking, and in general, preparing my household for the month of August.
I’ll try to blog my way through the list with some pictures and explanations if I can. There may be times I just hop onto Facebook and give a quick update. If you aren’t already following me on Facebook, you may want to click over to do that now. I’d hate for you to miss any pictures of my insanity. ;)
And now a question for you:
What are you most excited for me to tackle and share with you? Which item should I do first?
If you’d like to join the Two Week Tackle – get your list ready and share it in the comments!