I am . . .
Thinking: that when we leave for Disney, I will be leaving my work computer behind . . . officially the first time I've been unplugged since I re-entered the work force last August.
Thankful for: days that give our family a chance to take a deep breath, be together, and rest. These times were missing during the month of April, but have been a little more present in the last 7-10 days.
Wondering: how I can possibly say thank you properly to everyone involved in our Disney trip.
Hoping: my knee decides to behave. After running errands for a good portion of the day both Friday and Saturday, it started swelling and stiffening up, and I'm thinking a bum knee sounds like a very bad thing when you're headed to Disney!
Buying: summer clothes for the kids - they grew SO much this past year! I also picked up croc flip flops for me and some canvas crocs for Brian.
Cooking: Honestly, not much. Between graduation parties, meeting family for dinner, and trying to clean out the fridge/pantry before our trip, there has not been much cooking going on.
Snacking on: strawberries. I feel guilty admitting we didn't pick them ourselves - just went to the farm and bought the bucket. The "to do" list was much too long for picking strawberries Friday, but since we showed up at the strawberry farm literally several weeks past strawberry season last year, I was determined to have a bucket of fresh strawberries whether we did the actual picking or not.
Drinking: iced coffee. Specifically, iced caramel macchiato. I've developed quite a craving for them.
Reading: Stranger by Harlan Coban is loaded up on my Kindle app ready to read while on vacation; Everyday Grace by Jessica Thompson, and The Case for Christ (youth edition) by Lee Strobel with the kids. Also . . . Disney food blog. :)
Watching: Survivor finale (I love when Brian finishes up the school year because he can stay awake for TV), Masterchef, and Selma (first movie we've watched in forever!). I need some suggestions because our summer TV schedule is wide open.
Listening: to Uninterrupted audio book on my way to work; The Art of Simple podcast, and The Happy Hour podcast
Smelling: Camden's dirty socks and shoes. His room reeks these days. Sounds so appealing, right?
Working on: decluttering. It's an ongoing project, but seems like spring/summer is the prime time to get rid of some things after a long winter. Nothing makes me feel better than dropping off bags at Goodwill. I love decluttering. Brian even managed to take 4 big bags of things from his closet yesterday.
Starting: Our very first summer with me as a working mom. I can't decide if I'm going to miss the freedom of no schedule or if I'm going to be happy to escape to work 3 days a week. I do know I'll miss the opportunity to pick up and travel to visit family. Those visits will need to be carefully crafted around work days for me and Sundays for Brian.
Finishing: . . . . oh, boy. Nothing that I can think of. Which happens to be the same answer from last month.
How about a few pictures?
She is dressed like a rainbow.
Those strawberries I mentioned.
So much photo-bombing by this one these days.
He's the only pitcher on the team so lots of practice in the front yard these days.
It's lovely when I catch them with their heads together, and it's been happening on a fairly regular basis.