May 26, 2014
Yeah, that was a Frozen reference - all you parents will get that. It's true, summer is "unofficially" here. I no longer need to spend ten minutes layering my children up in warm clothes. Now it's ten minutes of applying sun block. That's a win!
Summer is a busy time for us. The end of the school year brings a new schedule. This year Lillyana will go to several different camps and therefor be initiated into several different gangs. I hope I have the right colors for all of them.
We will double the amount of baths because sand gets in some very peculiar places and the scent of bug spray makes me cringe. There will be the one occasion that I do just turn on the water outside and hose down my child. The neighbors are shocked and we all just laugh. Its summer!
We will camp and go to many cookouts. We will eat our weight in popsicles and ice cream. Marshmellows may or may not be served for dinner with a side of chocolate and graham crackers. We will hit the beach and yell at the seagulls as they try to steal Doritos from our hands.
It's summer and we will spend it as a family...enjoying each others company and seeing who can eat the most hot dogs in one sitting. In the mean time we hope you and your family enjoy this unofficial kick off to summer. May the bugs be few and the watermelon seeds be even fewer!
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October 22, 2020
I just read an article that sounded – to me at least – like “a canary in a coal mine” or an early warning of danger. This piece, written by Joe Pompeo, appeared in the May 2020 issue of Vanity Fair magazine with the title “The British Tabloid Invasion” and a subtitle that read, “How the Daily Mail is conquering American gossip.”
The paparazzi horde, La Dolce Vita, 1960 – photo courtesy of Vanity Fair
October 14, 2020
Apparently the good old U.S. is a nation of “not great” sleepers. Really? And I thought I was the only one! According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention it was revealed that one out of three Americans are chronically sleep-deprived. Yikes!
October 06, 2020
I think we’re all taken by the incredible mystique of the famous French fashion house, Hermès that has been with us for two centuries and is still owned and operated by the same family. From its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, they are – in the tumultuous year 2020 – best known for their handbags and many other items.
My image of Hermès has always been rarified products at equally rarified prices so imagine my surprise when I recently received a very stylish publication of theirs in the mail.