I’ve got too much to say, and it’s all jostling in my mind in no particular order, so here is some of it, in no particular order.
- The girls and I tried Qdoba today, and it was gross.
- Last week we went to New Hampshire for a few days. We did all kinds of things, including driving up and down Mount Washington twice in a row, taking a tram up to the foggy top of a mountain and then hiking around the summit in a magical mist, wading among sculptured rocks, and spending a whole lot of time in the car (9½ hours each way). I’ll try to summon up the energy to expand upon that summation in the coming days, but…
- This week we’re doing a loose, fun “camp” thing with some homeschooling friends, and that’s keeping me away from the computer. We desperately need a day or two at home to recover from our trip, but
we I we desperately need to hang with some homeschooling friends, too, so…. Yeah. We’ll get our pajama day eventually. Maybe on Saturday.
- While we were away in NH, a massive storm ripped through our neighborhood back home — trees were torn down, roofs were damaged, tornadoes may or may not have been spotted, and power was knocked out to more than 225,000 customers. Ours was out for three days. I’m desperately glad that Sammi was not present to witness this storm, which was apparently terrifying. (I am sorry that Anth missed it, though — he would’ve dug it the most.) I’m also incredibly grateful for our pet sitter, who went dozens of extra miles in caring for our animals without lights, air conditioning, or running water. She also, bless her, cleaned out all of the spoiled food from my fridge and freezers and put it out for trash pickup so I didn’t have to deal with it. The pain of losing hundreds of dollars worth of high-quality meat and other frozen foods was dulled considerably by the fact that I wasn’t there to witness the carnage.