School starts Tuesday. In the meantime, we are savoring the last few days of crazy. The thing is, as hot and busy as this summer has been, it has also been wonderfully unplugged. I can count the number of hours I've spent working on a computer at home on two hands and two feet. We've been working hard, both mentally and physically, but it's been a more old-fashioned kind of work. I'm looking forward to more time to write, but I'm going to try and keep this place in my head: more focus, less wandering. Essentials, exploring. Following curiosity.
On that note, here's what's got me thinking this week:
—Crispy peach cobbler with with a side serving of cute baby. Yes, please!
—When Did Parents Get So Scared? Lot of food for thought there.
—An update on Patrick and Thomas, and all the research in between.
—Huh. Will service charges or price increases take the place of tipping?
—My mom is raving about this buttermilk squash soup, which means when I finally get around to making it (in five years?), I'll be kicking myself for not getting to it sooner.
—Watermelon popsicles with a tiny splash of vodka.
—And finally, last but not least: what should I make with the last three Meyer lemons from our tree? Help! I've done one tart, but I need something new. Suggestions would be much appreciated, and whatever I end up making, I promise to share.
See you soon friends.