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Summer Hours

June 16, 2021
From this past weekend.
Our yearly membership to FG has certainly been worth it!


A had her last day a week ago, but today G&C finish. It’s not all that earthshatterinig really because they are all going to the camp at the school. But! Starting Monday, we will have two entire weeks of one drop off and pickup, an exciting prelude to the next school year.

(I realized upon reviewing the school calendar that this will be the first time we have just one school schedule to contend with since Annabel was in pre-K and Cameron in ‘baby class’ at the preschool. That was in 2016-17. Then Annabel went to public K, I had Genevieve, and chaos ensued. Not really, but two completely different calendars and locations has been challenging!)

This also means we won’t have to leave the house at 7:25 anymore! It will be more like 7:55 (for camp) and 7:40 (for school). This might not seem like a big deal, but those 20 minutes are gold. I am very excited for slightly slower and less frantic mornings. We can let the kids sleep until 7.

(Well, when they choose to.)

Also, this means Q3 is about to begin which means summer reading for me and a fresh list of goals. Conveniently, I just wrapped up a memoir (Good Apple, which I enjoyed) + am nearing the end of Caste which was long but worthwhile. I’m excited to move to mostly juicy novels for the summer season.


Taking the kids to the brand new local branch of Jeremiah’s Italian Ice (will it be as good as my childhood fave Rita’s?)

Josh and I are both off for 4th of July weekend. We might go to see In the Heights one night. A movie . . . in an actual theater . . seems surreal.

On a related note, I am thinking about dipping a toe back into in-person yoga classes, something I have not done regularly since 2011. We will see.

Starting my Erin Condren Weekly (July) & Simplified Daily (Aug). (PLUS Cultivate. Yes, it’s a lot. But I’m hoping to finally have a stable system for the next 6-12 months.)


  • Reply CBS June 16, 2021 at 7:12 am

    I am so ready to head back to the yoga studio – I hate online yoga – but I’m still waiting on second dose and this new Delta variant is now dominant in the UK and making me a bit nervous. I just find it so relaxing to go to a nice place and have someone tell me what to do. At home, I’ll hear something beeping or notice dust bunnies during my twist.

    I need to sit down and make a plan for summer – we’ve got our normal childcare in place and I’ve got a pile of work to do, but I also don’t want to “waste” an academic summer, where I can be more flexible with my schedule.

  • Reply Chelsea June 16, 2021 at 8:22 am

    I’ve never had Ritas, but Jeremiah’s (we have them in CFL) is delicious :).

  • Reply Lisa of Lisa's Yarns June 16, 2021 at 8:44 am

    An extra 20 minutes in the morning for kids is like an extra hour for an adult. 😉 We used to leave the house at 6:50 so my husband could drop me at the bus stop and get our son to daycare in time to catch a bus close to daycare. But since Covid, I WFH and he drives in when he goes into the office so we get 10 extra minutes and that is sooo helpful. Mornings can be so rough for the 3yo so it really helps to not have to prod him along quite as aggressively! And with 2 kids in the mix now, I’m especially glad I have those extra 10 minutes (which are more like 15 when I do drop off since I have a little bit more flexibility in when I start my work day).

    So nice that you have the 4th of July weekend off – and hopefully it’s a 3-day weekend for you? In the Heights looks so good! I look forward to watching it at home. I can count on one hand the number of times my husband and I have been to a movie during our ENTIRE relationship, dating back to 2012. Ha! So that is not something I have missed but I know I’m in the minority in not going to movies very often!

  • Reply Elisabeth June 17, 2021 at 8:55 am

    Just noticed G is wearing a “Canada” hat. Yay! It always gives me a thrill when I’m travelling abroad and see Canadian gear 🙂

  • Reply Erica Sparky June 21, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Gosh I miss Rita’s! We’re going to Pittsburgh to visit family for July 4 weekend, I’ll have to take the kids. I think we’re going to stop at the Flamingo Gardens when we leave the Keys in December, between checkout and our PM flight!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger June 21, 2021 at 2:48 pm

      Omg!! Let me know when you go, we could stop by 🙂

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