Weekend Work

Call, Day #1/7

September 7, 2021

Scenes from the weekend @ Deerfield Arboretum:

blog reader (and now just regular friend!) A + me – we were matching! Sort of!
I love this pic even with G’s “eye bruise” (she somehow pulled a kids’ drawing desk onto herself last week)
this is what happens when you give your kids your phone to use as camera (and many more)

ALSO: I watched all of The Chair. The ending surprised me (and made me think about my own life / work quite a bit)! OMG!

My solo parenting weekend (and it was quite solo – Josh was covering like 5 hospitals) had its ups and downs. Some lovely parts, as above. And some slogging parts. Why is cleanup and bedtime so painful!? I’ll never know . . .

AAAAND, call begins in just an hour or so. Amanda suggested I try to plan everything I can control. I like that idea. I am also going to minimize most other obligations. One minute at a time.

Wish me luck, I always need it.


  • Reply Anna September 7, 2021 at 8:01 am

    what a beautiful little girl

  • Reply Gwinne September 7, 2021 at 8:04 am

    Loved The Chair. As a single mother by choice working in an English dept….sorta checked all my boxes. Also too close to reality for comfort!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger September 7, 2021 at 7:24 pm

      oooh yes! So true!

  • Reply Amanda September 7, 2021 at 9:25 am

    🙂 you can do this!

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger September 7, 2021 at 7:23 pm

      surviving so far – and celebrated my survival with a stuffed pb cookie, they are AMAZING and I need the recipe! Thank you!!!

  • Reply Karen September 7, 2021 at 10:02 am

    Another English professor reader here. The Chair definitely hit close to home!

  • Reply Shelly September 8, 2021 at 8:24 pm

    I loved The Chair too! And I also did not expect the ending. I’m hoping the series continues. I really like Sandra Oh.
    Bedtime is slowly getting better. For my son who is almost 12 and stays up reading past my bedtime – it is a hug good night. My daughter who is 9 requires more still but is way, way less than when they were younger. The only really sore point is showers. They hate having them. One day I will miss it?!

  • Reply Son September 9, 2021 at 7:49 pm

    That’s A?!?!?! I was expecting you to say that you finally met up with your sister.

  • Reply Son September 9, 2021 at 7:50 pm

    Oh wait, I misunderstood. That’s not your girl, A. I was going to say, time flies.

    • Reply Sarah Hart-Unger September 9, 2021 at 8:03 pm

      Hahaha that would be insane if Annabel were a full grown adult 🙂 ! No, that’s a friend with the first initial A!!!

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