I feel like it's time for a little Life Update. Lately on the blog, we've been sharing lots of recipes (like this one), a few projects (like this post), and how our urban homestead is progressing. However, we haven't been sharing anything uber personal. This is partly because we don't have much personal news to share.
However, in honor of making this Life Update quick and dirty, here are a few interesting nuggets of information we'd like you to be privy to:
1. I start my new job today. I will be an Induction Coach at our local AEA. An Induction Coach is essentially a mentor for 15 beginning teachers in our consortium of schools. I served as a mentor before (as an additional assignment to my regular teaching duties), but this will be full-time work for the next one to three years. I applied for and accepted this job on a bit of a whim, so I am pretty nervous about how all of this will shake out. Say a little prayer or send some good vibes for calmness and courage, would you?
2. John is home until after the 1st of the year! He will be working on commercial electrical jobs around Eastern Iowa for the next few months. My heart is singing! Sometime in January it is likely that he'll head back to Arkansas for about two months to work on a nuclear facility. Nothing is set in stone yet.
3. We are becoming essential oil freaks. I have mentioned this a few times before, and keep saying that I am going to share some personal testimonials with you. I promise, this will be a feature on our blog soon.
4. Our chickens are doing great! No eggs yet. They'll begin to lay this fall, hopefully. But, I almost killed them on Friday. No lie. I left them to roam in their run, which was located in FULL SUN, for about 3 hours. They were in a shady area in the morning, but as the day progressed the sun moved. Obviously. Two had heat exhaustion, which meant I had to catch them and dip their feet and bodies in a bucket of cool water to cool them off. It was scary. Their combs and feet where pale; a common sign of heat exhaustion. They recovered well, and are just fine. I feel like a horrible chicken mom.
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