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Summer Vacation Begins

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Yesterday was Jack’s last day of 2nd grade. So, today starts Summer Vacation. It was a beautiful day. I decided to start if off with a run. It was in the mid 50s in the morning, so I decided to run campus since it wasn’t going to be brutally humid and drive me nuts. I love running campus in the summer. There is no one around and it’s peaceful and calming. There’s some construction going on, but it still isn’t bad. The run moves from sun to shade and today there was a bit of wind as I ran. I was going to just do 3, but I decided on 4 instead since it was so nice.

As usual, when I first start to run, especially when I run alone, I don’t think I can make it longer than 10 minutes, but, by the time I get to like 2.5 or 3, I’m just settling in and am ready to go all day. Also, since I was on that med and I wasn’t feeling too good for a bit and was dizzy and had a time or two where I was feeling spacing after and during a run, I was a bit hesitant about whether or not I would feel good on my run. It took a little longer, but as usual, I finally settled in.

There are no train tracks around campus, so I took a picture of the crossing walk sign instead. Figured it was the next best thing.



Yesterday I took a shot that I didn’t get to post (by tracks of course), so here it is:


Since I haven’t been out and about for awhile, I have a few This American Life’s to catch up on. I listened to “Is That What I Look Like?” I ended up stopping it halfway though the section with Molly Ringwald where she re-watched “The Breakfast Club” with her 10-year old daughter. I almost kept listening since I do love both her and “The Breakfast Club” so much, but I needed to get home. I might have to go out tomorrow just to hear the end.

After the run, me and the kiddos headed on down to the Farmer’s Market. We biked there. Jack rode on this own and I put Lucy in the trailer. It was fun. We got rhubarb and strawberries so we could make strawberry-rhubarb pie. We also went to the library and signed up for the summer reading program and got some books.

We spent the day making fun things. We made pie; one strawberry-rhubarb and one rhubarb.


We did a crumble top and they are tasty.

We also made some slime, which was really fun.


The slime was really gooey and Jack named it “slimy.” I think we’ll make some more tomorrow, which should be fun.

While we were making slime, I also made pizza, which I hadn’t made in awhile. That was tasty too.


The kids don’t like toppings besides cheesy, so I only did half with peppers and onions.

All in all, it was a good day. Started with a nice run, got in some biking and baking and slime making. I’m to the end of :the Wire” though. It makes me sad, as usual, but I’m glad I rewatched it since it’s just as brilliant, if not even more, the second time around.


Author: Rebekah Buchanan

writer, researcher, teacher.

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