Sunshine, socializing and a headache

This morning I woke up with a dull, aching headache.

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Hot hot hot: on summer, labour day weekend and back to school lunches

It’s stupid hot today. I went to dump a large watering can of water on my cucumber plant and lost 10 pounds in sweat. 🙄

As if. 😶

I wish! 😝

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Summer and kids and groceries and slime

When I left home to do a big grocery shopping, my 10yo daughter had a friend here and they were making slime.

glue, shaving cream, borax and food color makes slime

Slime-making, I’ll have you know, is BIG ’round here with the tweens. Especially the tween girls.

Slime is fun!

I leave them with the husband and the dog and have no idea where the teenager disappeared to. I figured he’s plugged into fortnite, where else, but I didn’t check.

He was quite anxious to get home after our 45-minute bike-ride earlier…

Two hours later, I come home and the girl pal is still here making slime. (How much freaking slime do they need?)

As the husband holds the dog back, who can barely contain himself that I’m finally back where I belong, he announces this:

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Fresh summer herbs: frozen basil ice cubes

My basil is exploding.

I’ve been harvesting and eating it in salads and on pizza and things, and we’ve even started snipping some on top of fresh pasta or other cooked dishes. But there is so much of it! YUM!

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Summer vacation: a little less parenting, an averted mini-crisis, and a lot of heat

Summer vacation so far has been hot! 🌞 ☀🔥🌡

I am not complaining at all but so thankful for air conditioning. Right fellow North Americans? 🙃

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I’m no amateur hockey mom, but then this happened…

I’ve been a hockey mom since my oldest, now 11, was 5.

That’s a lot of years at the rink. And since we joined competitive, that time has only increased.

What I’m saying is, I’m not an amateur when it comes to schlepping kids to the rink.

Yet, here we are are the end of summer, it’s a gazillion degrees outside, and I lug my kid to the rink without my jacket.

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Collision course: end of summer, beginning of hockey and back to school

Back to school is on everyone’s mind, but in some places, school started already.

My extended family in Switzerland had their first day of school this week.

In Germany I believe the first day of school is next week.

Some of the southerns States appear to have had their first day of school in mid August already. Hope they have air conditioning down there in the school systems…

harvest basket

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