This is a building in downtown Kirkland that I thought was pretty. I wish that it was more common for downtown condos to be sized for families.
When I take my dog to the park she gets a lot of attention. She just stands and wags her tail as random children hug her, try to feed her pinecones, and pet her. I'm not sure why they try to feed her pinecones, but she always politely declines.
My son went to trampoline camp this week. This was just the place for my little Tigger. He had the time of his life. He still had a lot of bounces left in him at the end of the day, so he bought a pogo stick with his own money and continued the bouncing at home.
I thought this was an elegant way to serve sweet potato fries. My husband and I have a weekly date night. This is a habit that we started in January and it has been wonderful. We have found that going out early in the evening pays off big. Happy hour prices allow us to enjoy some great appetizers at a fraction of the usual prices. For you locals, last night's date was at Trellis, where happy hours are daily from 4-6, drinks are $3 off, and food is 50% off. I loved sitting out on the patio and the food was delicious.
When life is busy, sometimes you have to get creative about how to fit your priorities in. My husband is good at this. He can't always leave the house for long bike rides, because then there wouldn't be anyone at home with our son- so he works out on his trainer. I appreciate that he makes sure that I also have time on my own on the weekends.
I've been trying to sort out my own priorities and how to fit them into my life. I have some new responsibilities this fall, as well as an intention to devote more effort to non-blog related writing. So I'm just letting you know that I'll still be around, but I'll be limiting myself to weekly updates in this space for awhile.