mind dump

September 15, 2015

 Hi.  I had the day off today, and it was glorious.  I haven’t posted in a week, and I have post ideas accumulating.  Hence, mind dump.  With photos.

day off
It’s Rosh Hashanah, so I took the day off to celebrate with family.  I also took the rare opportunity of a childcare/nonwork day and Kon-Mari’ed the living daylights out of our kitchen, my closet, the kids’ closets, and (to some extent) their toys.

It was amazing.  AND I even got a pedicure.  Basically best day ever.

Um.  You know how everyone is talking about “fall”?  Well, we don’t get that season.  Or any others, really.  Basically it’s either incredibly beautiful (November – March) or too hot (the rest of the time).  November feels far away right now.

I ran outside all summer, and am actually really used to it. Today’s “feels like” was 100F, and honestly it felt entirely . . . normal.  However, I am running a solid 1 minute/mi slower than I’d like to be, and blaming it on the temps.  We’ll see if my excuse holds up, come November.  (I hope.)


Annabel started ballet.  She is into it.  I remember trying ballet for about 5 seconds before figuring out that gymnastics was far more fun, since we got to flip into a foam pit.

My 2016 planner came! It’s now stowed away carefully in its box, as I don’t want any curious 3 year olds (or 18-month-olds) to festoon it with . . . decorations.  The cover I chose is leather and it’s delicious.

Josh was on call, but I had a lovely weekend. Lots of A&C time.  I did have a babysitter come for a few hours so I could run and do some work at a coffee shop, which was a nice palate-cleanser.

Speaking of palate-cleanser,
this picture?  I love it.  This kid just sparkles.  Cameron had his 18-month checkup and that went well.  26 lb (50%), 33″ (60%, but I’m not convinced it was accurate), and due for 0 vaccines, which was refreshing.  I was honestly a bit worried that our pediatrician was going to be concerned about his speech, but she wasn’t.   So, yay.

I hosted my very first drop-off playdate!  The girls played Anna&Elsa while Cameron watched in awe.  It was very cute.  Two 3-year-olds is actually easier than one, in many ways.

A&I made pumpkin muffins – made from coconut flour from Practical Paleo.  While I am not adhering to the paleo lifestyle anymore, I still love many of the recipes.  
Read this if you haven’t:
Absolutely addicting, and thought-provoking, too. 


  • Reply shaena March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I have the same set of Staedtler pens on my desk right next to me too! I just love them.

  • Reply Ana March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Yay for the day off and the decluttering and the cute kids!

  • Reply Rinna March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Shana tova! Your kids look delicious! The Miami weather, however, looks atrocious 😉 I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’ll be super jealous in January, but for right now, I’m feeling pretty much the opposite!

  • Reply Carolyn March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Can you tell me deets on your hobonichi? What one did you get? What accessories? Thx

    • Reply theSHUbox March 10, 2019 at 7:13 pm

      i have the cousin 🙂 posts i did on it last year:

      as far as accessories, i didn’t go too crazy 🙂 some pens (they are called mildliners, sort of cross between a highlighter and a marker), some post-it stickers, and a leather cover. i will definitely do a full post closer to the end of the year! i LOVE the cousin — i need the weekly, monthly AND daily layouts. it is not tiny but i don’t find it too much to lug around, either.

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    Loved that book!

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