My last post was Sunday. Today is Friday. Clearly, I'm on "vacation." (what does that even mean for a stay-at-home-mom?)
I thought I'd pop in for a "currently" post (which originates here, I think.)
Currently I am....
Obsessing over... our empty days on the calendar. I know summer is supposed to be all about relaxing and whatnot, but part of me sees an empty day on our calendar and immediately wants to fill it! with something awesome! that we haven't done in a long time! that is superfun!
Somebody stop me.
Working on... helping Mr P start a blog. Wait, what? Yes you read correctly. He's so cute.
Thinking about... our friends who have moved away in the past few weeks, and those who will be leaving shortly. Life as an expat has its ups and downs. A definite downfall is the transience of those around us. On July 5th we had our six year "expativersary" (saw that term on Instagram!) And in those 6 years we've said goodbye many times. Sometimes it's not a huge deal, but sometimes it is. Like when the person leaving is your son's best friend.
Anticipating... our summer trips that we finally nailed down! We'll be spending two days at a gorgeous crater lake about two hours away and two days at a cabin in a quaint mountain village about two hours away as well (in the opposite direction). Let's hope my boys sleep well in the new environments!
Listening to... I'll admit Mr. P converted me to audiobooks. I'm hooked. I just finished listening to Beautiful Boy by David Sheff and now I'm a couple hours into Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman. They are both very captivating and interesting memoirs about parenting - the first about parenting a child with a severe addiction, and the second about parenting as an American expatriate in France.
Eating... with more time to cook this summer, of course I've been trying new recipes from my Peas & Thank you cookbook. A few favorites have been the Ginger Pear waffles, Peanut butter cookie dough balls and Teriyaki Tofu. Yummmm.
Wishing... traveling "home" wasn't so darn expensive or complicated or far. Anyone wanna come visit?