23 July 2013
We went on a family road trip to Chicago last week, just the three of us. I took lots of pictures, but this one of us inside a plexiglass box 104 stories up at the top of the former Sears Tower might be the most dramatic. It's also the one I look skinniest in. Bonus. No sooner had we pulled into the driveway from our 8+hour drive home when my dad called and asked if Macauley would want to go on a trip to Minnesota with them this week. He said yes, so I've got a quiet week at home now, which is lovely. I plan to make a photo book of our trip on Shutterfly, hopefully before school starts again. Which is coming up. Teachers go back for meetings on Friday, 9 August and the kids start on the following Wednesday. It would be nice if I could muster up the motivation to do some painting and cleaning work in my classroom before then, but I also have a list of things I'd like to get done before these luxurious summer days have come and gone. 1: Read at least 4 more books. 2: Clean out Macauley's closet. 3: Rework Macauley's room with a more pre-teen feel. 4: Make Chicago photobook. 5: Make a mini scrapbook out of all of Lindsay's wedding cards for her. 5: Add to my flea market booth. There are others, but that's a good start. It's been quite a summer--some great trips, a boy who's growing up, the loss of my Nanny...I'm not dreading the start of school, but I will miss these open days so much.