Tween girls, these creatures who have one foot in childhood and the other in teenage-dom, they are something else. 😀 Continue reading “Feisty, spunky tween girls”
I bought a new pair of pants today. Continue reading “A blog post about numbers: 2 and 8”
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. 😀
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.
Today, I took a kid to school to clear out her locker.
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:
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. 🍰
THIS is the reason to have children. 😀 Continue reading “Current state: cake-less and reclined”
Yesterday a member of my family complimented one of my kids to me. It was about politeness.
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.