I am home with four kids - two girls, two boys - ages 14, 6, 5 and 3 (and when I started this blog, just a little over two years ago, I had an infant, a 2yr old, 3yr old and 12yr old - feels like a lifetime ago, but it wasn't ;-). Until about four or five years ago, I worked in marketing. I have been and done many things - dancer, magazine "multi-tasker", advertising copywriter, gymnastics coach, resort town waitress, grad student, etc. Now my areas of expertise are different and diverse. I am savvy, efficient, patient and earthy (like it or not). I am a better cook, an Ok herb gardener, an impressive artist to my kids, an active and prolific photographer, a childrens' clothing stylist (in my head), a manager of all things "household" and a news enthusiast (from politics to celebrity). I am more cynical though less of a worrier / hypochondriac than I used to be. I am increasingly proud of what I do with kids, family and home, but I do still present myself as a "freelance writer".
Olivia's last school mass at her beloved school :-(. We'll probably shop for graduation dresses later. Hubby very busy at work. Milo is throwing up sick - had a fever all day yesterday that is gone now (on the bright side, we were listening to the Pixies in the car the other day, and Milo said he "liked those songs". Figures, but.. in a good way :-). Lilliana wants to play, but... I am at a critical stage in my graduation dinner planning, class gift gathering, giant fundraiser final numbers and print coordination (so she is playing indoor hide n seek by herself with the plastic owl we leave on the deck to scare squirrels - like he's a real playmate - alternately sad and adorable ;-). Wow. Need to pick Enzo up later today too (and I think I may have sent him to school in one of Olivia's uniform shirts... he looked good, though). All good - all good.....
Speaking of good - as in "yum - GOOD". Have you ever tried Trader Joe's frozen mini croissants and / or chocolate croissants? They rise overnight - you bake - and they are so good - flaky, buttery, melty chocolate-y (though, of course, the mini croissants are just very flaky, no choc. - tres tres French - pretty authentic tasting). I highly recommend both! We have been loving them here. Olivia makes this great honey butter mixture and has hers that way..... tasty.
Good seems to be my theme here, so... maybe we're not so shaky today.