The days melt one into the other, though not unpleasantly.
What I’ve completed:
- Lots of baking (including ye olde apple galette).
- A career leveling framework for my team at work that’ll promote transparency in what’s expected at various levels and help with knowing how to grow.
- Caught up on the Castlevania animated series, whew 💀💀💀😅
- A couple of books, miraculously! I know, what a surprise. It was accomplished only by brute-force-ignoring other things that needed my attention.
- Slack guidelines for my org at work, which should promote healthy Slack usage and banish distractions (with a big emphasis on setting good boundaries).
- Starting to feel genuinely rested again, maybe for the first time since becoming a mother ~seven years ago?
What I’m working on:
- Finding and nominating officers for next year’s PTA, with a goal for officers’ demographics to mirror the school’s as closely as possible.
- Going through and labeling all the photos from the past year and a half that I just finished editing, so I can actually find them when searching.
- Digitizing all my recipes so I can properly archive or trash the paper.
- Updating more documentation at work 🤓 and trying to continue to support my team through this year, which has been rough on some of them (especially those who are used to and very much enjoy being in the office).
- Thinking of more / creative things to do outdoors with the girls, who at some point will tire of the kiddie pool.
Things I want to remember:
- Cora’s voice yelling “Mama! Time sushi!” from my office doorway. 🍣
- Cupcakes are a powerful motivational tool for small girls.
- Sweating and picking up trash with friends around the neighborhood.
- Looking at a picture of a friend’s new baby and feeling my life force restored.
- Chatting with neighbors over the fence in the June heat.
- Morella sniffling as I read the chapter in On the Banks of Plum Creek where the grasshoppers destroy the wheat crop.
- A friend delivering good news from her front porch as I dropped off a bottle of wine.
- Two little stir-crazy faces in the rearview mirror in the packed-full car on the way back from the beach.
- Sinking into a plastic adirondack chair, dropping my feet into cold kiddie pool water, leaning back, and listening to the wind.