• I’m completely overwhelmed by the state of my inbox, my blog reader, and my laundry pile.

  • This summer season has felt longer than years past, in a good way… that said, I’m ready for school to be back in session.

  • “Just hanging out, in the diamond pose, waiting for further instruction. No big deal.” Must be nice kid, must be nice.

  • On a scale of 1 to 10, I’m at a 2 for energy and a 7 for workload. Thinking some fresh air and cookies are called for.

  • I find myself struggling with the Sunday Night Blues for the first time in months. That’s what the end of summer vacay will do to you, I guess.

  • Fun(?) at the carnival!

  • Wishing all the dads out there a very happy day!

  • We survived our first STEM fair. Barely.

  • Hiding & Seeking. (Don’t worry… they leave each other alone for the most part.)

  • Seriously, I relate to the hedgie better than most of my friends.

  • I just realized that the first day of summer camp aligns with a class by my favorite quilt piecing instructor. Hmmm… that would be a really nice reward for surviving one’s 4th grade year and homeschooling the other one.

  • The insanity that is the end of the school year has commenced. So, of course, I come down with a horrid head and chest cold. It never fails. 😩

  • Current mood.

  • Right time, right place. (And a bit of luck added in.) 📷: Fuji X-Pro2

  • My favorite part of the town’s art festival?!? The free caricatures! They remind me of all my trips to the jersey shore as a teenager.

  • “This is a disastrophe!” - Milo (5), on learning he can’t have two desserts

  • Today was a productive day. I received my RI driver’s license, which meant I was able to obtain my library card and town beach pass. I also turned in all the school registration documents (🙌🏻) for next year. And I was able to walk to do ALL of this! Amazing!

  • Friday. Finally.

  • Also, I have a ton of work to do (both paid and unpaid) and all I really want to do is sew.

  • Up against a deadline and struggling with a creative block. This guarantees I will very strongly dislike whatever I come up with.

  • So, what I learned from WWDC is that my son will soon be begging for an Apple Watch instead of the Walkie-talkies he’s been asking me for on a daily basis. Maybe I should give in while the price point is in the $30 range?!

  • Thank you all for the cake-eating validation! And the birthday wishes!

  • Kicking off a long holiday weekend by going to see Min Jin Lee speak. It. Was. Amazing. (And I love her even more now. How is that even possible?!)

  • Here’s a little known fact about me: I’m a 3x brain tumor survivor. While all were benign, the second one almost killed me & the third one still resides in my head. (Monitored closely, natch.) This means that I’m entitled to extend my birthday to the following morning, right?

  • The. House. Is. SOLD!!!!! 🎉🎉🎉

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