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A Line of Book Lovers

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Still a bit sulky, and decidedly jetlagged, my child arose at the unnatural hour of 4 am on Wednesday. Luckily, I wasn’t awoken until Geoff left for work at 6:15. The first thing she wanted me to do when I got out of bed was exercise. Say what? It was good for me, and she should probably make me do a lot more of it, but I’m not going to be the one to remind her.

I then put her to work helping me clean the house and harvesting eggs and lilikoi from the backyard. She lives in the city. This is about as country as it gets for us. She’s surprisingly even more timid around the chickens than I am. I’m sure she’ll get over it, though.

Next, we set off for the library in search of summer reading books. She had four things on her list, and they didn’t have a single book she was looking for. I got them all requested from other libraries, but I hope they get here in time for her to complete her assignment.

I love that my kid considers going to the library a fun event. I used to take her to the library all the time when she was little, and she loved it then. It’s reassuring to know that the habit is still with her. Geoff hates the library, so he thought I was crazy when I said I was going to take her there, but it was actually her idea.


Later, we made carbonara and LV came around for a visit. Emily fell asleep on the living room floor around 8:00, so naturally, Geoff had to take her photo. Those are the rules.

It was still a bit difficult to make her laugh. Her friends were still very much on her mind. Luckily, I have a very resilient child. We’ll find a way to make her laugh, I know it.


About Renee

Life should be awesome, even if your paycheck isn't. I'm trying to live awesomely on $20 a day.

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