I can never decide if I like the month of August or not. On the one hand it can start to feel a tad like fall, kids are getting ready to go back to school, parents are ready for a change of pace, and life becomes totally hectic as people squeeze in every last bit of summer fun they hadn't done yet. On the other hand the summer heat can start to feel oppressive and makes a person irritable, stores are shouting to get kids ready for school, parents can seem a bit ragged from chasing kids all summer long, and life becomes totally hectic because what if we miss that one perfect opportunity for that one family memory we'll all remember for the rest of our lives. And so I'm left wondering, is August a good month or a bad month?
For us August felt like a busy month. How much of this could be chalked up to pregnancy hormones and constantly feeling the need to start doing some sort of nesting around the apartment while also feeling like I need to run out and visit everyone NOW because I finally feel better is something that perhaps The Husband could answer having a more balanced view of the situation. All I know is that it felt both crazy busy and yet I desperately wanted to be doing just a little bit more.
Aside from the goings on with company in town and being able to rediscover the city from a more touristy perspective our month continued to be busy. Being firmly in the second trimester now at 17 weeks I am finally feeling better and have energy to catch up with friends and on the various bits of housework that have remained untouched for the past month or so, oops. I'm still really wanting to start figuring out what our apartment will look like with a baby and start preparing for that although we've hit a slight glitch there as we've found it necessary to start looking for a new apartment. Due to various components we could either be moving in the next two weeks or at some point in October, so yeah, trying very hard not to stress about that and trust that the right place is out there for us somewhere.
I want to wish all my friends going back to school this week either as teachers or students a great first week!
Thanks for reading!