August started with a bang. Quite literally, actually. We were eating lunch one afternoon and Dovid was attempting to walk from one chair to another. Well. He missed. He fell. And hit the side of his head on the table on way down. He got a gash RIGHT beside his eye. It was literally so close to going into his actual eye, but thank God, it didn’t. We took him to Urgent Care, but he’s healing up nicely now (and he’ll have a scar and a story to tell!).
Man, seriously. This year has got to hold the record for Urgent Care visits. Last year we went like once maybe. This year much much more. 😫🤦♀️🥱😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴😴
Also during August, J and I were part of Crazy Writing Week. It was SO awesome!!! (GO PIRATES!!! WE WON!!!!) It gave me something to focus on and snapped me out of 3+ weeks of worrying. I am a worrywart and was worried about family, friends, bloggers I follow, people I haven’t seen/been in contact with for years, my pets, Jehosheba’s pets, Nahum’s pets….. (Not that I didn’t worry about them during CWW – I did because I care about them. I just wasn’t paranoid anymore. 😜)
Crazy Writing Week in and of itself was so awesome! It gave me the incentive I needed to work really hard on my novel. (I am a self proclaimed procrastinator 🙄) I was able to get almost 37,000 words written on my story and wrote about 41,600 words during the whole week. I was so thrilled because I HAVE NEVER WRITTEN THAT MUCH IN ONE WEEK IN MY WHOLE LIFE. 👍😆😉 It was cool to see what I could do when I put my mind to it. XD
Also….SUMMER BOARD GAMES!!!! This was my second year doing SBG and it was sooo much fun (it’s not quite over yet!!)! Nahum participated in it as well, which was fun. It was cool to see him get out of his comfort zone and try new things. (Baruch participated as well, unofficially ’cause he’s not old enough to compete XD)
One of the challenges for SBG was to go backyard camping! So we decided to set up our huge tent, start a little fire and have hot dogs and S’MORES!!! We hadn’t had a fire since like KC. SO that was a ton of fun! And the s’mores were so good!
Dovid loved the fire and wanted (obviously) to touch it. 😕 When he was told “NOOOO STOP”, he wanted to be held so that he could be as near to it as possible without getting into trouble.
Our tent. We got this one after a camping trip back in 2012. We had a TIINY tent and our growing family did NOT fit well inside.
I love fire. XD It’s so beautiful.
We roasted a ton of s’mores (how come it is almost impossible to get the perfect marshmallow?! Mine always seem to catch on fire…..😂) After that we kids spent the night in de tent. I misjudged the amount of blankets that I would need because, uh, it was August and I would be sleeping outside. (Inside I have an 18-pound blanket plus two lighter ones. XD) All I took was a thin blanket. And woke up half way through the night shivering and FREEZING and stayed that way until the morning. But all in all, it was a lot of fun. I loved being out in the open and hearing the animal sounds and smelling the fresh air. AHHH. Beautiful.
I also realized that I can’t chew gum much anymore. *melts into a muddle of tears* It’s killing my jaw. I tried not chewing it for a while, and my jaw is still pained. 😒
(Even after I came to the conclusion about no more gum, I went out and bought like eight packs of it because it was cheap….XD) As a kid, I had HORRIBLE headaches that were SO painful. They stopped for a while, but since I’ve been chewing so much gum for such a long time, I’ve been getting them again. *sighs* It’s for the best anyway. The fake sugar is terrible for my health anyway. *looks longingly at the stack of gum beside me* GUYS. I seriously have 108 sticks here. I should sell them. THE TEMPTATION IS TOO BIG! XD (The pain is bigger, though, so that should stop me. XD Maybe. XD)
I got chocolate covered blueberries from the discount store for TWENTY-FIVE CENTS (also where I found the gum😂)! Do you guys know how expensive those normally are?! Anyway, I left them in reach of The Terror (aka Dovid) and he got into them. I found him watching a movie, chocolate running down his face, stomach and diaper and a huge chunk of MY BELOVED in his hand. I wasn’t thrilled. Dovid is getting into EVERYTHING. He’s testing his boundaries and it is eeeexhausting. He’s a pretty tall kid, and he figured out how to open doors. Including the front/back door. I was outside mowing earlier and the door pops open and out runs a little kid in footie PJ’s. XD Thankfully, he hasn’t gone outside alone yet, but I’m guessing that day will come soon enough. *faints* He’s adorably cute right now, but I’ll be happy when this phase passes.
I worked on school all through the summer, but was planning to work extra hard on it starting this month. Guess what happened? Yep. I took off like a week to do a bunch of cleaning instead.😁😂🤣 Plans change and that’s okay. School will always be waiting there for me to finish. I do actually enjoy all of it
besides my horrible confusing bad math.
I’m trying to figure out what else we did this month. 🤔 Uh. We got a lot of painting done on our house. That was GREAT! The walls looks so much better now! They were damaged from the previous owners, so now everything looks amazingly fresh and clean! OUR ROOM GOT PAINTED AS WELL! YAAAAY! It looks so great!
It really seems like we did more. I guess we did, but most of it isn’t worth mentioning. XD
There was some kids music on in the background and Yoveil started dancing to it.
Yoveil: Hada, I’m dancing.
Me: Yup. You’re cute.
Yoveil: Do you like to dance?
Me: *coughs* Uh, Hada doesn’t dance.
Yoveil: Is it because you don’t know how to? I can learn you how to dance!
Me: I’ll just watch you.
Yoveil: Do you even KNOW what dancing IS?!
Earlier today I was sitting in front of my computer and attempting to fix a major plot hole in my story.
Me: Ugh, I’m so stumped. This is awful.
Yoveil, from across the room: Don’t be stumped, Hada! I’ll give you fun stuff to do!
What did you do this month? Do you like painting? Do you dance? Did you participate in Crazy Writing Week or Summer Board Games? Do you like gum? Chocolate covered blueberries? Do you have little siblings?