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June 22, 2017

It’s been quite a week.

Larson’s kindergarten graduation ceremony was Tuesday morning.


Wednesday was Alistair’s fifth grade moving-up ceremony; he will be attending middle school in the fall.

And today is the last day of school.


June 19, 2017

Yesterday was Father’s Day, and one of the first Sundays when we had no plans AND good weather.

So of course we pulled out the hammock.

Even the dog took a turn.

Larry bought a smoker a few weeks ago, and yesterday was his first attempt at brisket.

Delicious, delicious success.


June 16, 2017

Probably because of all the rain and cool weather, the peonies have been spectacular this year.


Tuesday was Literacy Night at school.

There were a few readings for each group, including families whose native language is not English. I absolutely love the diversity and inclusion at this school. Love it.

The fifth graders each wrote and illustrated a book as part of their curriculum this year. They were invited to read from their books for the visitors as well.



June 13, 2017

Block Island weekend 2017.


I never get tired of that place.


June 8, 2017

This week was Fun Day at school.  Another in the series of “Alistair’s last and Larson’s first” events this year.

Each grade gets a color-coded shirt, as does the staff and the volunteers.  It’s quite a spectacle to see the whole school so well coordinated.

It was a first for Alistair too, in the sense that it was the first time it was a complete rainout. They had to cancel the outdoor activities altogether, and scramble to come up with a half-day’s worth of indoor activities.

In the end, it was great – the library turned into a giant rec room, with puzzles, lego’s, tangrams, and an art station.


Each class rotated through during the course of the day, and also watched a movie (each class voted on their own), and also alternated between a zumba class and a motivational speaker/theater workshop.

Weather notwithstanding, a good time was had by all.


June 5, 2017

Friday night the middle school’s drama club put on the Wizard of Oz; several family friends were in the production, including Dorothy. They all did a great job!

Alistair is learning that for as many performers there are, there are nearly as many behind the scene roles that are equally important. I think he might be interested enough to join the drama club next year.

I attended a friend’s baby shower on Saturday. They live in the LA area now, so the need for knitwear isn’t super critical, but nonetheless I could not resist; I made a car-seat sized blanket.

Perfect for those times when the air conditioner is just a little bit too much.



June 2, 2017

I’m still using my bullet journal in my own special way.

Here’s my monthly layout:



June is shaping up to be lots of fun, albeit a bit exhausting.