August isn’t even half way over yet and so much has happened. The first week saw my sister home for a family wedding, only to go back home and say goodbye to our favorite 15-year-old puppy, Marley. Saying goodbye is never easy, even when you know they’ve lived a long, happy life. After that, nothing else seemed as exciting to share here as it did before, but we’ll give it a go.
Besides rarely being home during this past week, I’ve been buried in books the rest of the time. Did I mention I’m on two separate book launch teams? Both books are coming out in September, so be on the lookout for more information on each one soon!
One of the books is a Christian focused book that is mostly memoir but also some practical tips for how to stay afloat when you feel like you’re drowning in debt. If this sounds appealing to you in any way, I highly suggest jumping on the pre-order bonuses that are being offered with this book by ordering it before September 5th. You can find all additional information at the website, More Than Just Making It. I’ve got a blog post scheduled for this book in about a week so you can hear more on my take and still take advantage of the awesome bonuses.
Besides that, our garden is finally coming into its own. This year has been quite the learning curve for us, but we’re starting to see the fruits (ha) of our labor now. Plenty of tomatoes growing, a few zucchini, the beginnings of cucumbers, a few peppers, and plenty of kale. I admit to being such a picky eater that most of our garden doesn’t appeal to me, but I love saving money, and it is a rather satisfying feeling going out and harvesting something you planted yourself.
I’ve been feeling a lot of that old overwhelm and indecision lately. I’m the person that knows what I should be doing, thinking, eating, etc., but I don’t know where to start and before long, I panic and do nothing. Part of me showing up this morning is to try and take a small step out of that, but it’s not easy. I feel like I spend all week going through the motions to get by, telling myself I’ll get to the good stuff on the weekend, but by the time Friday night rolls around I’m buried in all the things I need/want to do. Then Saturday morning dawns and I feel like I’ve already wasted my weekend. It’s not something I have an answer for, but it’s there every day.
The book launches are actually a good way to force a deadline on me. I had to choose a day to be a part of the blog tours, so I have to have my blog posts done by then. The accountability is maybe a bit more terrifying than helpful right now, but I think it’s ultimately a good thing. At the very least, it means you’ll be hearing from me again very soon! 😉