Thus it is, and so it goes.

This morning Harper and I dropped Meredith off at her Oil Pastels class and then headed over to Hobby Lobby to buy sketch books, colored pencils, and rubber bands. It seems that the girls are suddenly itching to spend all of their free time drawing fruits and animals, and I’m totally buying into it. (They’re also intrigued with the idea of rubber band balls. We’re going to make one. A big one. Suddenly, the summer break is ending, and we’re coming up with terrific ideas! Rubber band ball!)

This afternoon I went to the headache clinic for my annual follow-up. My migraines are totally under control, but that didn’t stop my doctor from asking me to pull down my skirt and show her my hip (??? !!!). Do you remember that whole cellulitis thing from nearly two stinking months ago? The migraine doc asked if it was gone. (Epic integrated software strikes again!) I answered with, “Mostly.” She answered with, “Mostly?” Blah, blah, blah, she says it’s not as Gone as it should be. (It LOOKS like a CATERPILLAR!) BUT, my blood pressure is 98/64, even with my skirt pulled down to my knees in the headache clinic! In other words, I win. Rubber band ball!

This is what I’m into right now:
1. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest—I’m hooked and completely bummed that the author is dead.

2. Fresh mozzarella with tomatoes from my Dad’s garden, basil from my front porch, and balsamic vinegar and sea salt from Trader Joe’s. “This combination is the only thing I’ll miss about the summer,” said the girl who will actually miss LOTS of things about the summer. Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind and so forth! Sing it!

3. Crocheted food. Dear Lord. I really need to learn how to read a crochet pattern. You see, I have a funny feeling that at least one of you would totally dig a plate of crocheted breakfast food. And if I could be your supplier? Oh, happy day!

4. Smoked almonds. They provide the taste of bacon when I am Without. (I’ve been meat free for a total of 36 days, give or take one terribly cunning pulled pork sandwich.)

5. Meaghan Smith. Who knew scratching could be so lovely?
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10 thoughts on “Thus it is, and so it goes.”

  1. I don’t know about a whole plate, but the bacon and egg (and the waffle) make me smile. I have a crocheted pear!

  2. i love the stieg larson trilogy too. did you see the swedish films? i only saw the first but i was quite impressed. apparently there will be a hollywood movie soon too…
    i could live on fresh tomatoes and mozzarella in the summer. yum!

  3. I’m (please choose one: EXCITED/ASHAMED) to tell you that you can buy a already started Rubberband Ball at Office Depot. Let me know if you need the link…


  4. Hey…I have been reading your blog for a few months and I really like it. You are so funny and I enjoy your writings. I am wondering about your headache clinic. My husband is suffering with migraines and I would like him to go see someone else besides his family doctor. Could you tell me about the headache clinic and how to get in touch with them.

    Thanks, Anne

  5. I used to work at Epic!

    (And I’m so glad I don’t anymore, except right after I left everyone received a 50% raise. And after 5 years you received a month-long sabbatical, during which Epic would pay for you and a companion to travel just about anywhere in the world. I always leave things too early.)

  6. Really enjoyed the “Girl Who” books. Kind of wonder whether some of the loose ends – I won’t say which since you’re still reading – might have been tied up in future books had he not died.

  7. Just as an FYI, Netflix has the Swedish movies, and at least the first one is available for instant watching.

    Also, I didn’t know you liked Meaghan Smith until I saw your comment on her facebook page a few days ago. I love that her fan page has more of a conversational feel and is not all about her next tour date.

  8. I love the Girl Who books as well. I’d read somewhere (NY Times maybe?) that there were one or two unfinished manuscripts left behind when he died. I’m torn about whether I wish someone would publish them or not. The Capricorn plot whore in me wants to just know what happens next. On the other hand I really don’t want to have the whole experience ruined by reading something someone else has polished “badly.”

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