Sometimes it’s hard to believe there was a time in my life where I reliably wrote 2-3 blog posts each and every week. For years! Of course, that was before marriage, kids, dogs, and a pretty demanding full-time job. Now I’m lucky if I manage one post a month.
But it won’t be this hectic forever… right?
Anyways, let me get you caught up on the Tieso-Yoder family’s summer in Italy! It’s been toasty- significantly warmer than last year for whatever reason, with daily averages in the high 90’s for weeks on end. Marcella and Leo camped out on our bedroom floor to take advantage of the a/c, and our electricity and take out (too hot to cook man), bills are a bit out of control right now.
Thankfully it’s finally cooling down as we ease our way into September.
We’ve also been pretty busy with visits from family, lots of weekend trips, and hosting a handful of parties (a going away party for friends, a birthday party for Marcella). Add in Marcella being daycare-less for 6 weeks, plus me working full time, plus blowing out my back and being basically incapacitated for weeks and it’s been… well it’s been a lot. I think we’re all looking forward to getting back into a routine when Marcella starts preschool September 9th.
A lot of great stuff happened this summer though! I found my groove at my new job and even got a promotion!. Marcella turned 3. We spent lots of time with friends and family, and we got lots of use out of our backyard patio. Oh and Marcella is finally potty trained! Celebration time.
Here’s a rundown of what we’ve been up to in July and August 2019:
At this point I developed near crippling sciatic pain, had to go to the ER for steroids and pain meds, and was bed bound for like a week. Thank goodness for Mike’s mom who entertained Marcella and took her on all sorts of adventures while I was flat on my side (I’m feeling much better now thanks). No pictures of this dark chapter, sorry.
There you have it. A good, but tiring, sweaty and somewhat painful summer.
September will be all about getting back into a normal school year routine (which we will blow up when we had to Greece the first week of October naturally).
I hope you all had a fantastic summer! Now onward to my favorite season of all, Fall.