If you regularly check this blog, I apologize. Life has been busy. Instead of blogging, I’ve been:

-working Mondays and Thursdays at the bakery
– babysitting Miles on Wednesdays
– proofreading a book
– reading
– crocheting baby afghans for the umpteen little blessings that are entering the world this year
– playing in my backyard flower garden
– shopping and cooking for the Jr. Retreat at camp
– taking weekly (long!) walks with some friends
– putting together and sending out birthday cards to all of our campers
– trying to spend quality time with Avery, during these last few months that she’s the only one home with me
– doing my best to have her ready for 1st grade in the fall
– and this one isn’t even worth mentioning, but it takes up a LOT of time: Laundry.
– oh yeah, and I’ve done quite a bit of camp laundry too
– walking to the bus stop with Avery to meet “the others” instead of taking the van – she loves to ride her bike or roller skate
– and i can’t leave that van off the list. Last week, I ran over something and ended up at the bus stop with a very flat tire. and the same week it left me, Kendra and Avery stranded at the grocery store. I’m thinking it’s not so very good when you describe your vehicle to the tow truck driver and he interrupts you with, “Oh, you mean the van I picked up the other day?” Ha. That would be the one. Possibly they’ll be a little more persistent with trying to find the problem this time. Funny how it always starts right up when the mechanics turn the key.
– one last thing we’ve been doing:  the beginning stages of shopping for a new van.

So, that’s where I’ve been. Where have YOU been?


About ruthie.voth

Wife of one, mother of four, friend of many. Lover of details, color, good conversations, finding balance, and being honest. Passionate lover of a well-crafted sentence - even more so if it's witty. Weird blend of cynical optimist. I'm the worst kind of woman. I'm high maintenance, but I think I'm low maintenance. Somehow, people still love me. Must be grace.
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7 Responses to -lately-

  1. Marilyn says:

    I’ve also been knitting lots of little baby gifts. So many babies!!!


  2. Mtn. View Mennonite Church says:

    Shopping for a new van as well : ) Among other things…


  3. Mtn. View Mennonite Church says:

    Ooops – this is Wendy by the way – clearly at work and logged into our church blogsite ; )


  4. Shopping for a new van also. Actually that would be Chuck. I am trying to believe my beloved Astro will live forever. But we do need a new car.

    I’m blogging a character instead of blogging me.

    Mowing some. Playing with grands some. Traveling. Answering email and signing books for Caldwell County Schools. (Actually I’m procrastinating that at the moment.

    Cleaning. (If you belive that…)

    Reading blogs.


  5. sarah says:

    sounds like an exciting life! i’ve been working, nesting, and going to the doctor to make sure my little blessing is okay.


  6. Amy says:

    Did aerobics.
    Contemplated how to seriously hurt my friend for making me do aerobics.
    Made a pirate birthday cake. (Or is it a cake for my pirate?)
    Made supper…for someone else.
    Made a list.
    Decided to go online to avoid what is on my list.
    Ate some M&Ms because I am depressed about my list, and about the fact that I am procrastinating.
    Ate more M&Ms when I realized that eating them meant doing aerobics tomorrow.

    The End.


  7. laundry just has to be on the list. Jeremy loves to just make mention of laundry and watch me groan. And it’s just the two of us!!! Oh what will I do if there’s ever 6 of us? (I guess I’ll have 40 hours more at home each week than I do right now. Trying to think positively…)


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