Well, here it is: June 1. I've got a dog asleep at my feet and the kids off to school. Today is my son's last day, and then summer begins; this instills a bit of fear into my heart. I know many mothers who love summer break due to not having to wake up early, hustle breakfast and pack lunches. Readers: I love waking up early and hustling in the morning. Whatever will we do?
The week has flown by again. I met a friend for coffee and she was downright inspiring (more on that later). I finished a few books, took some walks outside in extreme mugginess, watched it rain sheets of water and pulled weeds. There is no end to the glamour.
Here are a few bits from my week:
None of us can get enough of this dog. I can't believe we've only had her a few months. It's like we can't remember not having her. I don't think she has any idea what she's done for our family.
I'll say this: she's slowly embracing the youngest member of our family. Our son wanted a dog so badly, and Sandy has been gentle and sweet with him....but she's a bit discerning. Every night we go in to put him to bed, and slowly but surely she's warming up. He's working for it. :)
Hot water with lemon in the morning has become my 'thing.' That's not true. I've done it three times, but I'm hoping to make it a habit. People rave. Experts extol the virtues. Perhaps next month's what if?
I grabbed this chardonnay based on the 93 point award it received at a wine show I've never heard of. It's exactly what you'd think of an American chard. I liked it. 7/10. I also feel very 1920s Hemingway when I drink from water glasses.
We took all of the roses from my daughter's ballet performance and made little bouquets for the house. I got these lovelies in my bathroom.
And from around the web:
I'm tempted to join this wine club. Like....really tempted.
For anyone who 'creates' - this article/review in The Paris Review wasn't an easy read (how the hell are these people professional writers) but compelling nonetheless. I'm half-tempted to read the collection. That's a lie. I'm never going to read it.
I love this wrap dress from Anthro, and it's on sale. I like the higher-cut neckline. Not so precarious.
Elderflower Sorbet? I'm in.
I love this story in the NYTs. Marriage at 98 and 94. They met at the gym. :)
That's it for me. I've already hit Jazzercise and am digging around in my bookshelf for a new fiction read. I hope everyone has the loveliest of weekends, this first break in June. Summer is here, and I plan to make the most of sunsets, dewy skin and cocktails.