Back Again!

I just keep disappearing. 🙂 Actually, I’m going to blame it on my laptop. It’s been quite a while since my laptop worked properly. First, it was the battery. My beloved bought a new one, but it was an off brand, and it only held a charge for 20 minutes – less time than the one it was replacing! So no battery. Then, suddenly, the keyboard was on the fritz. Not all the keys, just some of the keys. So I attached an external keyboard, and if you need a keyboard, you need a mouse, too. My laptop had very much become a desktop. But babies play on the floor, and they like to have a mama nearby, and when I got time at my desk, I worked on school planning. That wasn’t going too well, either, because I wasn’t getting too much time at my desk!

The other night, Davey asked me, “So what do you want for your birthday?”

“Can I think about that for a minute?” I asked.

He nodded. “Oh, by the way, your new laptop will be here on Monday.”

“Wonderful!” I paused. “You know what? Let’s just call the laptop an early birthday gift. Come to my bowling party and we’ll call it good.”

“Deal.”

Henry and laptop

So now I have a new laptop that is actually portable, and I can sit on the floor with the baby and write, or edit photos, or type up the school lesson plans. Also, I get to celebrate my birthday for the entire month. Laptop this week, party next week before the girls go back to college, cake on the actual day, and, later, ice cream at Emery’s. Davey said, “Perfect, because nobody really likes August anyway.” True enough!

The face of hot.
The face of hot.

Last week was our county fair, and the family made a pretty good showing in the home economics building. One of us even won a Grand Champion ribbon! Penelope won for a crocheted piece. It’s our family’s third one, and I’m really proud of the effort the children put into their projects.

The weather was a little milder than the week before, but it was still hot! We drank a whole case of water and about a dozen lemonades in the five hours we were there. It was still pretty quiet when we left at 7:30, so we had a great time on all the rides with hardly any waiting. Also, funnel cake. Lots and lots of funnel cake.

Can you tell who they're dressed up as?
Can you tell who they’re dressed up as?

I should be able to blog more regularly, now that I can write just about anywhere!  I’ll share some of our school plans, and also those make-ahead breakfast recipes I promised.  Easy mornings are good!

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    1. Yay!!! I’m glad your writing is portable again!!

      1. I’ll try to keep up for you. 🙂

  1. Sarah Edstrom says:

    Glad you’re back! 🙂

  2. I can’t see your photos. 🙁

      1. Hm. Having some internet trouble today. They maybe didn’t upload properly? Let me check.

        1. What are you seeing instead that you know there are photos? I can see them on laptop and iPod, and Facebook found them, so I think they’ve uploaded properly. I’m not sure what the problem might be.

  3. Yes!! From that movie, oh, what’s it called, the one with all the feels…I loved that movie.

  4. Happy birth month! The ‘Face of Hot’ made me smile.

    1. Thanks, Elizabeth!

  5. Happy Birthday/month to you, Jennie! I didn’t know you were August, too. I’ll be 28 on the 20th. Our poor mamas endured a lot for us, didn’t they? 🙂 I hope it cools down enough by my birthday that I can bake a fancy cake without dying in the attempt. I’m feeling all fancy cakey this year.
    Our county fair was a sweat bath, too. 90-something with saturated air. Just the kids and I drank a gallon and a half of water, but it was a fun evening anyway. I’ve missed your writing and I’m glad you’re here again!

    1. My birthday is the nineteenth, but I’ll be 44. 🙂 Happy birthmonth to you, too!

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