1- LOOKING FORWARD. I felt super emotional this morning. A family from the school who became our good friends is moving out of the country and their last school day was today. They have 3 kids – one in each of A/C/G’s classes. A & G were particularly close with them (they are a 3 girl family), and the parents were good friends, too. Endings are tough.
Honestly, I’m kind of feeling sad about this school year ending. Something about leaving the “only elementary school years” feels big and a little bit scary. I won’t have anyone in preschool anymore. I have very little desire to relieve the baby stages (seriously) but . . . I don’t know. The passage of time just seems sad right now.
(I’d blame hormones but since mine are pharmacologically regulated, probably not that! Maybe it’s the constant rain/lightning/thunder every afternoon . . . #southfloridasummer)
2- MUSIC REC: Do you want a short album that is both relaxing AND poignant? Good for moody feelings, hormonal or not? Gia Margaret’s Romantic Piano is just so, so lovely.
3- SUMMER READING LIST: I have a draft but there are still an unrealistic number of titles on it! I started with Ann Bogel, added some recs from Lisa and Sarah, and wow – there are just so many books out there. I *do* anticipate having a decent amount of reading time this summer but not 27 books’ worth. I just don’t read that quickly!
I do know that I am going to have to work on ninja-level-library-holds list management. Luckily, the library is basically on my way home from work.
4- PIANO. A restarted piano yesterday + G started! The teacher was super nice and they are both supposed to practice 10 minutes/day which seems reasonable. G learned middle C, D, and E. A is remembering some of what she knew from before (way before, like 2019ish). I started piano and learned to read music at G’s age and do feel like it helped to start early. The big kids had really interrupted music lessons (with the move, and then COVID) and I feel a little bit bad about it but I also have very conflicted emotions about getting kids to practice so . . . I think I just avoided thinking about it for a while.
5- PT. I have had some intermittent knee pain (#%$@#) – nothing severe or consistent, but I want to get on top of it. It seems to pop up when I wear my Hoka Cliftons and I was dumb enough to wear them for a run this week when I didn’t see my ASICS right away in the early AM. I got a rec for a local PT. I worked with a chiropractor who was amazing in NC, but maybe I’ll try this first as I think there is some overlap (?) in what is offered.