I'm participating in Ali Edwards' annual Week in the Life documentary project, and here are a selection of photos from Thursday!
Maddie has breakfast at about 7:20 on the new schedule... a full 50 minutes past the last year's departure time of 6:30. We are not used to the new rhythm even though we all need those extra minutes of sleep in the morning. I can't keep up with the berry intake in this house.
Oh, I was so excited to get this package in the mail. Not only do I somehow manage to trip on a sidewalk or flail underneath a low-hanging branch or get jumped by a pit bull on enough occasions that my headphones get yanked out with startling regularity, but I've worn at least three pairs down to the bare wires in the last few years. I read reviews, I carefully considered, and ordered these. With Friday's perspective: they are so uncomfortable and floppy in my deformed ears that I want to cry. I guess I need to start saving my change for a pair of Dr. Dre's ginormous (but I bet super-comfortable) headphones. SIGH.
We hadn't bought the new Mumford & Sons yet—what?? I bought the regular version, not the deluxe, though, because I have a strange aversion to live recordings on albums. Also, dusting my monitor is on the list today. Sheesh.
No photos of the whirlwind negative downtime/gym drop-off, but after they were safely stowed there I raced over to Hobby Lobby to get two things framed: my 1955 Children's Book Week reproduction poster (I got this for my mama from Pottery Barn Kids many years ago and then wanted to get one for us but couldn't find it again until last year) and a small bird print from one of my favorite artists, Geninne Zlatkis. I am awfully excited for both things to be hanging up. If I had a house with a million walls (and a million dollars to hang things up on it) I would be tempted to fill a bunch of them with everything from both of those shops.
And then, Costco. We've only had a Costco membership one other place (California) and decided to take a break from Sam's while living in Albuquerque. When I went to get my membership started up the lady convinced me to let her try and look me up—and she found me! That rarely happens. Except I was listed under our Wyoming address on base, which is bizarre as there was no Costco in Cheyenne and we lived there 3.5 years after we lived in California. Huh. But now we're official again.
Related: I'm breaking up with my Epiphanie bag, which also dates back to our Wyoming address on base. It just didn't hold up over years of heavy use—disappointing to say the least, considering it wasn't a small purchase. I still have my LowePro backpack (15+ years and still good as new), and will replace my Epiphanie one with a Jo Totes camera bag for occasions not appropriate for backpack wearing.
After Costco, I raced over to Maddie's school for a band meeting. Her director so clearly loves what he does—fun. This year they will go to Hummingbird Music Camp and also to Calvalcade of Music in Colorado Springs, which I may have been to before with Delphian Choir in Montana—will have to check on that. I was struck by an impending sense of "OH MY GOSH THE NEXT TEN SCHOOL YEARS ARE GOING TO BE SO BUSY" while sitting there listening. HA. As if the previous ten school years haven't been so busy...
Then I raced back to pick up Bridget, late, though she knew that was going to be the case. She told me she feels like she is getting a lot stronger since she started gym here. We raced home, got some dinner ready, and raced back to get the other two. It's either quite calm or quite scramble-y here, no real in-between.
Starry with a mix of clouds. I love that it cools off by at least 30º here at night. I love that when the backyard neighbors finally turn off their excessive floodlights you can actually take a pretty good picture of the sky in our neighborhood.
Bonus: I wanted a record of what we're all reading this week, so here it is: sorry for the nightmarish covers. Eeek!
oldest to youngest 📚 | Hey, just learned how to insert emoji on the desktop computer: control/command/space bar 🎉