Anyone else agree that it is still summer? Because, I mean, waiting for me in the garden is at least 14 quarts of beans to pick. But, regardless, I am here to show you what I have done with my summer. I’ve never done a review post before. Like, never, and I know a lot of bloggers do one every month, but that’s just not my kind of thing.
I thought you would be interested in how I spend my life, and hopefully you won’t be disappointed. I’m a rather boring blogger in real life.
Surprise surprise! I’ve spent part of my summer blogging! Not only blogging, but editing, graphic design, and writing. I think I’ve spent maybe too much time on my laptop?? That reminds me…I still have more of all the above to do. 😀
There isn’t much to say about all that, because I mean, I write, edit, blog, and mess around with graphic design all the time, and it isn’t a strictly summer thing to do.
Canning/helping my mom can has taken up so much of my time! I lost count of how many quarts of beans I’ve canned, but it was 21 last month…And we’ve canned 14 quarts at least every week this August. We’ve made onion relish, pickled okra, cantaloupe jam, plum butter, plum jam, strawberry jam, Scuppernong jam, black berry jam, and a few more. Oh, peach. Don’t forget peach. And we’ve canned asparagus, too. Whew! We’ve been busy, and we’re probably going to can more, so see? Summer is so not over yet. Plus the weather is still in the 90s. 😐
Gardening is a never-ending struggle with weeds. It’s been too hot for tomatoes, but my corn was amazing…But now, my darling plants have died. And the beans are taking all my time. XD We got five meals out of my corn, which means we had roughly 45 ears of corn. I’ve had nightmares since picking corn that I had a whole field of corn, and there were worms as big as the ears in the corn. 😂 Organic corn sometimes isn’t the prettiest, but it sure tastes good!
My whole family is plagued with food fatigue. It’s getting pretty bad with the cantaloupe. We have roughly a dozen in our basement, and even more in our garden. We haven’t even touched our 25+ acorn squash. Guess what I’m eating this winter? But, the Lord has been kind to give us this food, and I’ve enjoyed learning about chiggers, and how the best way to squish certain bugs, and…Can I tell you how exciting it is to actually BUY a watermelon? It’s those simple things, y’all, that keep you happy. 🙂
Between music and books, I have no time at all! LOL! Violin has taken a lot of my time, but I’m in love with it! 😍 Honestly, violin is my love, piano my inspiration, guitar is a way to reach people, and banjo? Hehe, banjo has been neglected somewhat this summer. (I’m so sorry, banjo!)
I’ve read…(Goes to count) 21 fiction books so far! Well, I have read a few books that I didn’t write down. Oh, well! 21 books it is!
I’ve worked on my art skills that I didn’t know existed. Allison has been the best in encouraging me, as a few of my other friends. I doubt I’ll ever be another Monet, but I love the feel of a paint brush, and the sound of charcoal is invigorating! It’s just another way to express personality and creativity. 🙂
Sometimes I’m afraid I have too much creativity, but I guess that’s a blessing in disguise.
And here is one of the biggest projects I’ve done this summer. I wrote and illustrated a children’s book for a contest. Of course, I don’t know the winner until November, but I feel proud of my work, and that makes me a winner, right? At least I’m not ashamed of it because I know I did my very best. (Plus, Snowball loved me sitting next to him as he modeled for me. 😉 )
I’ve spent a lot of time hanging out with my friends, too. My DLFs (Shh, I know, I know. Prince Caspian reference.) are the most amazing people ever, and all my big friends are awesome, too. My family has been a huge part of my summer as well, but all my siblings are labeled my DLFs, so they’re covered in this. 😉
And that is how I spent my summer, excepting school and chores, of course.
How did you spend your summer? Have you started school? Are you sad summer is over?