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Life, the past few days, as seen on Instagram.  Performance week for ballet meant extra rehearsals in Seattle for Grace and lots of extra waiting and driving for me.  It didn't bother me though, because downtown Seattle is one of my favorite places to be.  A good book on my Nook, a cozy little coffee shop, beautiful tall buildings, lots of interesting people to watch, and I was happy. 

This week also brought a close to the school year for my homeschooled daughter.  We celebrated with a lunch of chicken curry pies at The British Pantry, an appropriate way to wrap up a year that focused extensively on all things British.  My poor son still has more than a week left of school left.  I'm tempted to let him skip a day this week.   Something makes me think that he won't be missing much.  They're just making up snow days right now, cleaning classrooms, and wasting time.

The 30 Day Vegan cleanse has come to an end.  I loved it.  I came away from the experience with many new recipes that I plan to keep in rotation and I learned a lot.  In fact, I think that I will continue eating mostly vegan when at home, perhaps 80/20.  I highly recommend Heather's course and would encourage anyone to sign up the next time she offers it.

The week closed with Grace's ballet school performance.  She was beautiful.  I get all teary eyed when I watch her dance.  She has worked incredibly hard to get to where she is and we are proud.  She gets a couple of weeks off now, and is off to camp, a well deserved break.

And now it's Father's Day, so I need to get off of the computer and go cook a delicious lunch, to celebrate the wonderful man who is father to my kids.



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Reader Comments (3)

congratulations to grace on her recital. and to you for making it through another homeschooling year. I'll bet you miss your little lad.

So are you going to tell me what you thought of Jellicoe Road? :-)

June 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersarah

Sarah- yes, I do miss him. : ) I am not finished yet with Jellicoe Road. I'm at a point now where things are starting to make sense , and I'm realizing the genius of the author. It took me awhile to understand what was going on. It really is a great book. I'm hoping that I can finish it tonight.

June 17, 2012 | Registered CommenterDawn

How interesting it is to me to think about breaks, school ending, summers with life ahead of me. I realize there are few such things anymore - I hop from end of Big Task to end of Big Task as though from one rock in wide river to another - but I remember that sense of satisfaction that came from simply not having to do anything. I think post holiday (Christmas) confusion is a direct result of living so long in a desperate flow of grown-up concerns that you can't sense the cease of flow. The way my eyes were every time we stopped for something on the drive down here to Gin - my eyes were still trying to track a landscape and road in motion, even though I was no longer moving, and the earth wasn't either - at least, not moving at a different speed than I was.

I wish I had seen Grace dance, and I'd take that boy out of that last wasted week - unless it means fun with friends. Sometimes those weeks can be game after game - pressure off.

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterK

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