Saturday, June 24, 2017

Summer Beginnings

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This last year has been so full!
 I think I say that about every year, I think I will be saying that until my kids are out of the house.  
Towards the end there were 3 of the 4 person clan in school, then a couple work trips for Jake , (and all the things that go wrong when those happen) to "add the icing to the cake" awards the last stretch. 
Now summer is in full swing Jake is back! 
Haircuts, Library trips, shenanigans  have begun, and fans are on!

There is one more big one before the end of the summer, my first surgery. I'm not shy or ashamed to talk about it, I'll be getting the extra skin left from my pregnancies removed ( i had extremely large pregnancies, of no fault of my own, i had something called Poly Hydramnios, where you have too much amniotic fluid, i had about a liter more than i should have so my stomach was pretty damaged in the process). If all goes well my abdominoplasty will happen in mid july. I am happy to have it done, but with any surgery, proper nervousness about the whole thing is looming. 
Jake is planning to stay home with the kids for that first month after, they should have lots of fun hanging with their daddy, and hopefully i won't go too crazy not being ably to be my sprightly, independent self, resting does not come easy to me and i will be forced into it! 

I am trying to fit everything into the time I have before the surgery, VBS, Castles, the Zoo, and hopefully lots of bike rides and walks.
 I think so far we have started getting into the summer swing of things rather well. Starting it off with a really cool ruin(Burg K√∂nigstein) and a wool festival! 
Jake took all photos of the wool festival, i was busy, and unlike the other men there he was actually looking around and enjoying himself, though he didn't buy anything for himself, he still wasn't an award wall flower either, he reminds me of my Papa at a  quilt shoppe, both my parents sew, my mother and i are just a little more intense But my dad will fabric shop not standing awkwardly in the "man section".  I was there on a mission and outside of being force to pause for lunch i didn't dawdle.  I wasn't there for yarn, I had spinning on my mind.  My yarn stash is quite healthy, but my wool for spinning and dyeing was dwindling... can't let that happen now can we!? the Lady selling the incredibly reasonable fleece and batts was from Holland and super sweet, nearly as sweet as her prices... the haul from her stand will last me a good long time... at least until October (LOL).  

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