this past holiday weekend included:
*two road trips (one to NJ and one to philly)
*a carousel, seriously!
*family time that included way extended members of the family, some of whom might have said it was “good to see [me] in adult form” and all of whom i wish i saw on a more frequent basis.
*freshly squeezed lemonade
*secrets and surprises unleashed, one of which is this: brother G isn’t scared of fireworks anymore AND he has his own to set off. he was traumatized by the noise after seeing them at a young age. the fact that he’s now setting off his own has, pardon the pun, blown my mind.
*free reign at the Please Touch Museum.
*more family time
*shaky steps (by baby mac)
*bubbles (of the champagne and soapy varieties)
*a walk in the rain
*home cooked meals
*starting and finishing BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY by ruta sepetys
*starting ON WRITING by steven king
*listening to THE GRACELING by kristin cashore
it’s amazing, how in a world so technologically advanced, i managed to spend the vast majority of my weekend offline. and you know what? all that time unplugged allowed me to recharge. bring it on, summer.
p.s. happy birthday, america! you’re looking fabulous!