Talking as a form of exercise 😀

Last night after dinner I went for a walk.

And by walk I mean the opposite of walking. I mean mostly standing around and talking to people. 😀

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Loosening the clutches of lock-down

I guess summer vacation came a bit early this year what with the school year disrupted since March.

I think technically, the kids are done this semester. Most teachers expected final hand-in of work by June 12 and the remaining two weeks are used for finalizing report cards.

So the kids, already on a reduced schedule, have had quite a bit of free time just as phase 1 of reopening began.

Well.

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How an open day became a busy day

As I was sipping coffee on my back porch this morning I thought to myself: today is wide open with nothing crucial going on. I could spend all day writing, reading, napping, relaxing.

That didn’t happen.

It occurred to me just now that between yesterday and today I shopped at four different stores.

And none of them were food stores.

Can I just say UGH ? (I hate shopping…)

Yesterday wasn’t bad. We went to a garden center which also had accessories and outdoor furniture and knicknacks and a little clothing section with Made-in-Italy dresses and…

I bought one. This one:

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Current state: cake-less and reclined

At least I’m reclined outside in the sunshine. And, I’m directing, vocally across the hallway into the kitchen, my tween girl’s cheesecake baking efforts. 🍰

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Conversation with tween girl aka parenting is funny

Her, interrupting my quiet time aka wine time: What time is it? I’m hungry.

Me, sitting outside on back porch sipping a spritzer: March yourself into the house and check the 7 million digital clocks on every device or appliance.

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