back, but with good mail

The lake trip was wonderful. We had a crazy and late night Friday, leading to a slow-paced Saturday, and a sleep-late-and-pack-up-leisurely Sunday morning. It was great. My stomach muscles are sore from laughing so much. Also the weather couldn't have been better. Thanks, ladies. Perfect. Really.But I'm back to reality now. Z. was here today and J has day camp every morning this week, so the day was filled with the usual array of mama activities. Fixing food, cleaning up dishes, dashing to and fro, settling fights, picking up the endless trail of toys. I was feeling a smidge low, but then the mailman brightened my day.

my apron apron detail
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My Apron Swap partner, Flo, sent my apron to me! It's so cute! I think it might be made from a pillow case or bed sheets. It's a nice medium weight and it's the perfect colors. And it's just the sweetest upside-down tulip shape. I love it. Thank you, Flo!! She included a perfectly understated wrist cuff bracelet and a lovely dainty necklace. Of course she sent three yummy recipes, that I can't wait to fix, but this week is going to be crazy. It might have to wait until next. I've lots to do: websites to update, bank accounts to balance, more projects to complete. I'm hoping this post finds you well and rested from a fabulous weekend... perhaps even your foot has miraculously healed or your opponent retracts his bid... No? Well, have a good week anyway, dear friends. P.S. Welcome back and Happy Birthday (yesterday), Kim. We'll see you soon!