I last did a Currently post in January, so I think I need a summer edition! I'll include some photos of our trip to New Hampshire this past week. We stayed in the North Conway area, where I haven't been for about 8 years. It's beautiful!
reading The Pearl that Broke It's Shell by Nadia Hashimi. So far I really like it even though I'm just completely depressed by the way women are treated in the book. I may complain, but I'm grateful to live in a time and place where my greatest injustice is the fact that I have to be pregnant and can't leave that to my husband.
loving swimming outside!
thinking about how to bring the relative calm and balance of summer into my working mom life...
feeling some mix of happy, overwhelmed, tired, grateful, motivated, unmotivated…all the feelings, usually at different times throughout the day
anticipating the August breakdown and hoping maybe it just passes me by this year?
inspired by all the beauty in my backyard (well, technically speaking this area of New Hampshire is a 2 1/2 hour drive away, which it turns out feels a lot longer when a baby screams the whole time, but I always need a good reminder that I don't need to get on a plane to see beautiful things)
watching the construction vehicles outside and thinking if they wake up Max I might have to kill someone (seriously, I do not watch TV right now at all- I need to get caught up on my favorite summer shows Rizzoli and Isles and Unforgettable)
sad that summer cannot last forever
working on my "summer job" (creating an internet resources bibliography) and starting to think about the school year ahead
looking forward to being back at the Cape in a few days
grateful that I am able to spend so much time with Max and Eric right now
listening to a steady stream of country music
wishing that summer could be as long as the school year!