We're working at bringing the level of crazy activity down a little bit before September over here at la casa de Gemdriks. It started with a rare quiet weekend at the Cottage, followed by some delicious houseguests and is settling in with slowly cleaning and sorting the home after a summer spent outside riding.
School is coming and September is always an exhausting month full of new schedules, classes and shorter days. I love Fall for all the cooling down but without a couple of weeks of preparation, September has the power of Thor's hammer to crush us.
Step one - Invite dear friends up for a quiet weekend at the Cottage. Important: Put the social media down for a weekend. This is not easy for me but I put down the iPhone and picked up my camera instead.
Step 6: Say goodbye to cottage cousins. Research caterpillar specimens rarely seen.
I am in a few high impact work moments so thanks to Jason, we enjoyed amazing food with a table and home full of people we love. Lots of wine and a little backyard fire to talk about the summers' adventures.
It was a lovely and hopeful start to our pre-school slow down.