Three things I’m loving this week
1. Summer evenings on the porch. Happiness is sitting on the porch on a warm summer night chatting with Dan while the kids are in bed, the stars are out and a thousand insects provide the background music for a perfect evening.
2. Fresh cukes in milk, sugar & vinegar. Sounds gross, I know, but I love to cut up fresh cukes and toss them in a bowl with some vinegar, sugar and milk. They’re sweet and tangy and they stay crunchy.
3. Lunchtime yoga. Behrend offers yoga and pilates for faculty and staff at 12:15 twice a week for 45 minutes. How awesome is that? I always wanted to take a yoga or pilates class, but just couldn’t squeeze it into my day. A lunch-hour class just a 2-minute walk away makes it a whole lot easier. Namaste.
BONUS: Awesome ex bosses. My old boss Sheila sent this lovely dish planter to my office with the sweetest “Happy Birthday/Congrats on the New Job” note. So thoughtful of her to remember my big one is coming up.
Three things I’m not loving this week
1. Piggish birds. Kelly built a birdfeeder from a kit her grandmother gave her. She begged me to buy some birdseed to put in it. On the advice of former coworker, Pat Cuneo, I filled it with high quality black sunflower seed because he said it would attract the “good” colorful birds. It does, like moths to a flame. Those pretty birds can empty that feeder in a 1/2 day. Not sure if I can hold up my end of that financial deal this winter.
2. Five closed roads. They’re putting in water lines or drainage pipes or something in our area and every day they close another road I used to use to go around them. At this point, five — count ’em — five of the roads I use to get around are closed.
PICK A ROAD and work on it. They’re like my kids with toys in every single room and not playing with any of them… just going through the house making a mess all over the dang place.
3. Last week of summer vacation. I’m dreading the start of another school year because it brings the morning rush with no more sleeping in until 6 a.m. for me. It also brings homework, school store, remembering who has gym or library on which days, backpacks to clean out, papers to keep straight, permission forms to sign and return and socks in the laundry again (no sandals allowed at school). Blech.