So I guess August is over – hmmmm – that means it’s September!
SEPTEMBER! It’s going to be a good month
- it’s national sewing month!
- it’s my birthday month!!! (I know exactly what I want this year! Crossing my fingers it can happen!)
- Football returns!
- Labor Day weekend! (My husband will be home!!!! triple YAY!)
- Fall starts! (September 23rd officially but here in Tucson it’ll be like Nov 23rd )
- I’m reading Proverbs! (several of us are doing a chapter a day and will use the hashtag #readproverbs on twitter if you want to join in)
See! All exciting things – thus the extensive use of the exclamation point.
The kit this month is going to be these super super cute skirts – great for getting back into sewing after a summer break because they come together so quickly! Plus they are great to freshen up the back to school wardrobes. I still need to set up the list – so watch for a dedicated post for the kit. (and yes, I missed August…but it’s okay! See below)
The title of the post comes from the first chapter of Proverbs. Reading it this month is going to be a huge blessing to me. Do you listen? I think this can apply to so many areas of your life. Do you listen…to your body? to your husband? to your children?
I wear myself out easily trying to do it all, all by myself, all the time. I have listened to this idea that we have to do (and have) everything all the time and right away. This can’t be my truth. Not as a wife or a mom and not as a store owner either. I can only do a little bit. I don’t have to have it all. I have other areas of my life that I need to listen to. I’ve known this for a long time now – but putting it to practice and being okay with it is another thing.
The month of August has been a good one for me – I’ve stopped working at night all together. No orders – no email. Extremely limited online presence. And I feel rested. I feel connected with my children. I feel like my husband and I are on the same page. (And he’s thrilled because it means he no longer gets roped into helping me cut orders.) We have actually had home cooked meals every single night besides one. ONE night of pizza. Not always fancy – but always together. (And always with milk. Do your kids drink milk daily?)
I am “acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair.” I am “giving prudence to the simple.” I’m trying to be wise and listen.