We've started summer over here. School is out, swim lessons are in full swing, forts are what we do. But we've also installed a bit of structure to our days: Hour Jobs [which we did when I was little and it was summer.] Monday through Friday Divine, Pearl, Olive and Azure do an age appropriate task for one hour: grout scrubbed, windows washed, car vacuumed, dishwasher cleared.
For one of those days, they are in charge of lunch as a replacement for their hour job: planning, making, and cleaning. Yesterday was Macaroni & Cheese, orange slices, beets, and for dessert, pain au chocolat [thank you Whole Foods].
Thing two: with the luxury of swim lessons, I've completed a new bracelet [more on that later] and I'm almost caught up on my magazines. I was so pleased to see in MS Living my favorite pens! I picked mine up in Japan and have been rationing their ink, as I thought they'd never be found again. Not so!
They happen to be favorites of the MS people as well.
PILOT HI-TEC-C! Declaring my favorite pen is quite an honor, you see.
So many delicious colors here! These pens glide so smoothly. I love the 0.4 size: get all that dreamy detailed doodling done. You might just enjoy reading the colors, some of which are: Kurikawa, Pompadour, Benifuji, Soda, Sakura, Muskat, Camelia, Usuzumi [click on their photo to see writing samples.]
In case you were wondering, today's menu is pasta, carrots, applesauce, orange juice. I think we might have to brainstorm for pasta alternatives. What do you do to keep a balance of structure/free time in the summer?