things for life right now

If you haven't been paying attention, the GOP is trying to rip healthcare from 32 million people, voting on a monstrous bill next week called Graham Cassidy. If you want to know more, watch Pod Save America's FB live from yesterday. 

Then call this number: (202) 224-3121 and ask your senators to vote no.

Thanks, ok, here's my blog post:

Life has been easy and fun lately -- fully leaning into the fall feeling around here. Yankee Candles, pumpkin muffins + soup, and have been drinking more red! Ha!

At Simon's six month check-up yesterday, the pediatrician let us know that given he's already crawling and sitting up on his own, he may very well walk by Christmas...WHAT?! NO! I'm NOT READY!!!

Tried to watch HBO's The Deuce. So tiresome. Hey, HBO: let's do something other than gratuitous violence, nudity, and exploitation of women mmkay?

As per usual, I found a new podcast that I am loving. Thank you Kendra for providing some fun listening amongst all my political shows!

Hold onto your hats: I AM READING. I've made myself get my book and read first thing in the early AM instead of interneting. It's been magical. About to finish this book, which is next month's bookclub selection.

Stumbled across this print and ordered it immediately. The birds of paradise in Planet Earth have always held a special place in our hearts.

Always look forward to Thursday mornings on YouTube. Thank you Samantha Bee!

Ta-nehisi Coates: you are correct.



Things are great around here and I want to check in on this Friday evening.

We are about to be inundated with tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden. We just finished a month straight of zucchini and rainbow chard. We know now that Andrew is pretty dang good at gardening and he plans to add three additional raised beds for next year!

Simon has started rice cereal and purees! Having all that baby food made is fantastic.

I have a kitchen item to recommend. I ordered this eco non-stick pan after seeing someone on IG stories (look for a blog post about stories soon) using it.

It's amazing! Best nonstick pan I've ever had.

We took advantage of all the cherries on sale and I've eaten my weight in them this week.

I have an audience during yoga now. HA!

I've been able to practice way more than I thought I would, but there are times he wakes up before I'm finished. He loves to sit and watch while chewing on various items. We have most definitely entered the "I think it's his teeth" phase. No teeth yet, but major drooling and gumming.

I will savor this brief period before he's mobile.

Playpen -- you will be my best friend.



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School starts back next week for Georgetown. It is a little sad to think I will not be there. Bittersweet for sure. So happy with what I'm doing now and wouldn't trade it, but I did love that job. 

Felt it especially while browsing the children's section at Carmichael's last week. Needless to say, I love buying books for Simon, but also can't help but think "I should get this for the library!" or how much a certain student would love a particular book. 

I've already been texting with the new librarian (she's awesome!) about volunteering once a week for a little bit. Help is always needed for kindergarten that's for sure. 

I apologize for the incoherent rambling of this post.

And finally, a photo of Reuben and my enormous coleus. You can't even see the pots!

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hi there

Sorry it's been awhile! Trip to Asheville was immediately followed by a couple busy days of teaching and getting things back together.

We had a good time -- Simon was such a great little traveler. We ate everything, which you already know if you follow me on IG. I was posting to stories a ton-- anyone else having so much fun with IG stories? 

Simon put up with being hauled all over Asheville and never even grumbled. He was fairly wrecked on Sunday you can see in this photo. Poor dear!

We are excited to head back to AVL in September to buy our Sticks table. I can't believe I might have one in just a few months! As silly as it sounds, it's a major bucket list item for me. Crazy.

In other news, I finished a book (!), have been obsessed with HAIM's new album, gleefully following the insanity of Trump Jr, and eating lots of zucchini....Andrew's garden is exploding!