Laura’s new book Tranquility By Tuesday comes out soon (and it’s a fun, useful read!!! and there are preorder bonuses!) and one of her rules in the book involves incorporating both big + little adventures. I admit I struggle with the big ones at times, but this was a lovely little one:
G has dance on Wednesdays and while I think she likes it while she’s in there, she tends to complain about going. I told her we can reassess after this year (because again – she’s not miserable in there, I can see on video!) and that on occasion I would take her out to dinner after class.
She’s been going over a month now and yesterday asked if we could go to dinner like I had promised. So we did! (I had to promise the other 2 solo dinners in the near future. When I asked C where he wanted to go he said “French Laundry” in the most nonchalant tone. LOLOL.)
Anyway, we had a lovely time until their toy vending machine did not dispense exactly what she wanted at the end, but whatever. It was pleasant for >90% which is probably reasonable for her age.
Winding Down / Ramping Up
I am getting really excited for my career transition which takes place in ~1.5 weeks. I think the handoff has gone pretty well. I have a couple of loose-end projects I need to tie up and one last long GME-related event to attend, but otherwise things are pretty much ready and on schedule.
(And THEN I need think about ramp up and the ways in which I will use the extra time to focus on my own endeavors while still preserving some extra time/flexibility for the kids! I need to fight my natural inclination to immediately fill every second with something.)
I currently find myself coming up with more ideas than the time allotted so I think the first step will be to create a timeline and prioritize.
On An Entirely Unrelated Note . . .
This serum came in my Allure Beauty Box this month and I am obsessed with it: the smell, the feel, the way it makes my skin feel, the whole package. Plus it retails for $72 so I feel like I got away with something (the entire Allure box is $24/month and this was full size, not a sample!). ANYWAY. This is not an affiliate link or anything like that I’ve just been continually impressed with the offerings each month and this is a new fave.