02/09/2020

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Back in Natchitoches again. I mean, we were already in Alexandria for the archery tournament, it would just be a waste not to drive an extra hour to spend the night in Natchitoches and visit my high school again. The boys will be spending a week there this summer for camp, so I have two more drives up there this year.

01/25/2020

Helped a sick friend a bit with her move into a gorgeously renovated house. While I’m green with envy over her new digs, I also realized that after nearly 16 years in the same house, there’s no way I ever want to move. Unless there were dumpsters involved to toss everything we’ve accumulated.

01/24/2020

I’m a pushover, so I took the boys to watch their friends play in the 5/6 grade soccer championships, which they also won. This is a statue near the fields. (Be grateful you didn’t get another picture of random kids playing soccer.)

01/18/2020

Behold. My Lisbon fabric skirt. It’s the Linea skirt by Wardrobe by Me.

Location: TJ Maxx dressing room

I mean, sometimes you just gotta go with a pic from the TJ Maxx dressing room. What can I say?

01/17/2020

I got this fabric is Lisbon to make a skirt and I am saving every tiny scrap left over. I love it so much. 😍 (I’m not in a sewing mood right now though so cross your fingers that one of my next pictures is the finished product!)

01/16/2020

The boys play for the varsity (7/8 grade) soccer team at school, even though they’re only in 6th grade. And last night their team won the championships! Their team was undefeated, and I’m so proud they were a part of it, and that they played with older (and bigger!) kids, even though they were nervous about it at first.

Linus’s smile after the game is the best thing about all of it. They will not smile with their teeth showing (I have no idea why, they have perfect teeth) so catching this genuine, huge smiles from the boy who was most upset about not being put on a team with his classmates is the real victory.

01/14/2020

Technically this was taken on January 13 (in US time anyway) but it was 3:04am in Lisbon. This is one last view of our street when the Uber came to get us for a 5:20 am flight. It was so quiet. (Because smart people are sleeping at that time.)

At this point I still had 24 hours until my last flight landed in New Orleans, and I had slept about 90 minutes. So that was a fun day.