I think I'm finally at a place in the nasty chore of unpacking after a move, in which I can treat myself to some time spent writing. Of course my semi-blogging hiatus has been more the result of wanting to write but not only not having the time, but backing off of my "no holds barred" writing for fear of pissing certain people off, than it has been the act of delaying gratification. However, it does feel good, sort of like cracking into a slightly slushy, icy cold Coke, to be able to sit down and write.
Amidst all the non-blogging, we've also been doing a lot of...well, a lot of living. Living. Really enjoying life. I know? I'm just as shocked as you are. God forbid Audrey should have some fun and actually crack a smile. Once you see all the photos I'm about to bomb you with, you'll see just exactly why it was so hard to keep from smiling.
To steal some of Gaby's very own words, "Mom, you sure are smiling a lot more lately. I like your face when you do that!"
It's been hot lately. 'Wicked-hot' as folks 'round these parts tend to say. OK, so folks in these particular parts don't say it so much as back in New England, but hey, I'm technically less than an hour away from the New England border, so just humor me. Anyhow, we do whatever we can to cool down and keep Gaby and her friends cool as well.
Enter the inflatable swimming pool...
This right here is what summer is all about.
This right here is what living is all about!