Embracing July

We’re off and on to July.  I’m very happy to be leaving all the sadness and stress of May and June behind me.  July will be busy for many reasons.  Both Ben and I are picking up over time over the next month or more to help pay of the Car/Cat-tastrophe as quickly as possible, which means some long days are in my future.  Luckily there was a lot of fun already planned for July to help compensate – 4th of July frivolities, a County Fair and a Irish Music Festival will round out our month and be just what the doctor ordered.

Speaking of doctors, say a little prayer that my next blood draw on Friday comes back less that 2.  My HcG levels need to be under 2 for them to officially declare the miscarriage complete and last Friday it was at 14 (so close!).  I’m really at the end of my patience for needles and poking and just want to be done!

Here’s what things look like going into July.

The stack of to be read books:

The garden:

  • We’re producing the first cucumbers, beans, peppers and peas of the season.
  • The butternut and spaghetti squash seed I threw out along our fence is growing; along with some new carrots and green onions.
  • Onions are ready to be pulled whenever I so desire.
  • Volunteer beans (newly mixed with some sweet pea seed) are starting to make their way up our trellis.
 
  • The 3 year old black raspberry bush has been giving us a bowl of berries a day for the last week, with more to come.  (One harvest has been made into jam already)
  • Lettuce from my mother’s planters is finding its way into salads.

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    1. Praying for you lady! You've been on my heart so much. Here's to hoping your July fun activities will bring joy to your heart!

      'The Catholic Home' is on my “To Read at Some Point” list. =)

      And your garden and jam is bee-yoo-tiful! My whole family is super jealous of your pickle possibilities growing. =)

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    2. Here's praying for less than 2.

      I can't wait for the tomatoes to be ready! I need juice and sauce!

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    3. Well, “The Book of the Maidservant” is YA and I'm already 1/2 way done with it and I also just polished off Neil Gaiman's latest which was pretty short and a another “my brain doesn't have to think, just enjoy the angst” YA book “Beautiful Creatures”. Anytime you see a lot of non-fiction on myself rest assured that's because I've been reading YA romance and beach reads for the last month and my brain is starving. 😉

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    4. I'm really hoping to be able to put up home grown pickles this year and am really shocked at just how much we actually are growing between my 2 4×4 beds, and a handful of planters. I'm hoping to convince the hubs that I need a 4×8 bed next year =D

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