1- I “slept in” today because Josh and I went on a date last night. Mustard Seed Bistro was great – we will be back! We spent half of it planning future fun things (weekend in NC, probably me tagging along for ~2 days of Josh’s conference in Orlando). It feels so so so good to plan things again (even if I now have a truer sense of how tentative any plan actually is . . .). (NC = without the kids – currently they would have to quarantine away from school or camp post air travel since they are not yet vaccinated.)
2- The kids love camp. They really do. I have a number of friends who have kids going to sleep away camp and we are considering it for the future, but honesty? Day camp is pretty much best of both worlds in my opinion, for right now. And about 3x cheaper. And 10x-less-anxiety-provoking. I am slightly dreading the next 4 weeks in which I engineered a schedule with 2 drop offs/pickups. IT IS MY OWN FAULT. That said, it may also be worth it because C is really looking forward to soccer camp and A to art camp after that.
3- It’s a 3 day weekend! And a TS/Hurricane Watch weekend! We may be spending some of it hunkered down. But hopefully not all of it.
4- I never got dressed today. Oops. I basically sat at my laptop writing Letters of Recommendation the entire day, interspersed with some meetings. (Each LOR takes me ~45 minutes and I did 7, so that makes sense. There went the day. I managed to clean out my inboxes though.)
5- Since none of my MMD summer reads have come through my library holds list, I think I will dive into Manflu this weekend! The author Simone was a guest on BOBW. I finally feel like I can read something about a pandemic without going into a tailspin.
Anyone else have fun holiday plans? Anyone else going to buy lots of groceries for TS/hurricane prep tomorrow AM? The milk will probably be out already . . .