“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” Roald Dahl

It’s been a while. I mean ages since I’ve done one of these. 2020 knocked me off my feet, just like the rest of the world. But it’s getting better. Covid vaccines are rolling out, numbers are going down. Piper and I have our second dose next month. Matt had his in phase one, he’s a first responder and his was very important.

Enough of the that. Can I tell you about the goodness? We moved, not far but it’s still a move. We bought the cutest 1940s cottage and when wood prices calm down, we will be renovating her. She has really good bones and a huge yard for the kids and dogs. Yes I said dogs! We adopted a new puppy! A little lab x named Lucky. He’s so squishy and cute right now, but he’s going to be a big boy!

The kids got into a really cute Montessori school and will all be attending the same school next year. I’m pretty excited about that. Could you imagine 3 car pick up lines? It would have been so stressful. Not as stressful as homeschool was, but still drama.

When they go back to school, it’s time for me to decide what I want to do with my life. Do I want to go back to photography? Dabble in some local social media marketing? Go back to school. So many options. I’m leaning towards a little freelance social media work. There are so many small wonderful shops around Beaufort and Hilton Head who could benefit from some social media coaching.

Eating –  Our HVAC was freaking out for a few days, so we’ve been grilling more so the house doesn’t get all hot from the stove and oven. Grilled veggies with the Alabama white bbq sauce is my favorite right now.

Drinking –  Matcha Lattes over ice. Homemade for now, but I need to check out this cute half coffee shop / half little green nursery by my house that I just drove by. Maybe a Monday morning pick me up?

Listening –    Lana Del Rey just dropped three new songs that I love, the boys are still loving Taylor Swifts folklore during quiet time.

Reading –    I have been reading along with Reese Witherspoon’s book club and it’s such a nice gift to myself. I’m behind this month, but I just need one good quiet morning to catch up.

Matthew –  has been working so much, but he’s off for a shift and I hope he gets some rest.

Milo – is dinosaur obsessed. It’s so awesome how much he knows about paleontology.

Oli –  is wonderful but he’s hit the Minecraft stage hard. I hate Minecraft y’all. I hated it when Piper was into it and I hate it now. Let’s all play some Mario.

Pip –  is half vaccinated y’all. I’m so excited for her, life can get back to somewhat normal for her. It’s been so draining nonstop telling her no all the time. I want her to have such a fun summer with her friends.

Watching  – it’s all about Handmaid’s Tale right now. Season 4 is finally getting somewhere. I’m so happy with where it’s going. Praise Be.

Loving –   We splurged and bought an adult sofa, the Lounge from Crate and Barrel. It’s so dreamy to relax on and binge dinosaur documentaries.

Wishing –   for a fun mellow summer with a splash of adventure.

Thinking –   about doing a spin class tomorrow. We joined the local YMCA and I need some exercise endorphins.

Looking Forward To –   Summer Lovin.

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