After what’s been a very busy few weeks, it was incredibly refreshing and lovely to have a Saturday with no real agenda or plans. We had a nice, low key start to the day…I got to sit outside and do a little writing, and the kids went super retro and spent Saturday morning watching Bugs Bunny cartoons.

It was really nice out, and the kids wanted to join me for a morning run. We had a nice jog and did our usual quick stop at the neighborhood entrance to look at the mountains. I’ve lived here five years, and that doesn’t get old for me.


Though of course it may get old for readers of this blog, because I think I’ve posted it at least 5 or 6 times by now.

Continuing the retro trend, the afternoon took me back to my childhood summers. We hung out with the kids in the backyard, I played 80s pop on Pandora, we played horse shoes and basketball.


It was good stuff indeed. Later, Amelia helped me make guacamole, which Henry was all too happy to dig into. I think he had a different variation on the word “guacamole” for every bite he took.


When asking for more, it came out like “broccoli,” “taco-mony” and “monopoly.” I do love me some chips and monopoly. Come to think of it, lots of my childhood summer days were spent with those two things, too.

That’s about it for today. I try to journal every morning and one of my goals for the day was to slow down and to spend time with the kids. Those big and important goals were both accomplished, so I get to mark those as victories.