Open letter to my blog

Dear forgotten blog,

I am sorry I have placed you on unpaid leave. To be honest I had every intention to keep this going, even through the summer. But then we left town and the listicle I scheduled to publish never did and then one thing led to another and I kinda realized that I am loving this time off. In all fairness if you dear blog had a Siri like my phone does you wouldn’t be in this predicament. Because it’s not like I don’t have anything to say. I do! Obviously I am a female so I have plenty to say. I would love to dictate it to you so you could post it for me but you keep insisting on making it difficult. Like having to log in and type and link and publish. It’s summer, nobody has time for that!

So many fun things happened since I stop updating you. We spend a lot of time in the backcountry without shower or vegetables and we survived. We went to Portland and realized it wasn’t that weird after all. We went to Canada and never heard anyone say ‘ey’. We stayed home and did nothing. Little J informed me he has a girlfriend in the class and is enjoying the summer away from school and her nagging. Bruce got bigger, Max got slower and my husband grew an epic beard. I met Frank. He is rough and smells like coffee and I like to spend time with him in the shower. My husband approves. At some point I even got a sunburn while reading a book on the porch. Yes, an actual book, with covers and all. From the library. Which believe it or not I even finished reading! It’s been a treat summer so far.

But best is yet to come my dear blog so I will continue to neglect you further. I double triple promise to be back in September and post the forgotten Listicle the first Monday. Until then, stay cool like fish in the pool.

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A little bonus

We had a fantastic 4th of July.

Our neighbors came over and the total of 11 kids were having a blast all afternoon. Some of them were playing UNO and and sooner then later there were cheating accusations and calls for referees. Us moms agreed that Vegas is not for everyone and you got to be made of special cloth to play cards. But we might be wrong.

It’s summertime and vacations are not free so we are all trying to make a little extra money. When I heard of no deposit bonus blog I figured that could be my lucky break. They say that casinos are a place you loose money but online casinos can be free to play at. You can play at many online casinos for free with no deposit bonus and cash out your winnings. These days we do everything online: shopping, socializing, candy crushing, gossiping. So why not play a bit, specially if you get a casino bonus and see what happens. And unlike bickering kids playing cards you are guaranteed peace and quiet to do it the way you want.

I love playing UNO with my son although cards are not my thing. And I really love when he plays it with his friends. Seeing his happiness when he wins is priceless. I doubt he is a future gambler in the making but one thing is for sure: everyone loves the chance to win.

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Monday Listicles

Just one more sleep!

Like a little kid I am counting down the hours until our first adventure this summer. We set out to Hoh rainforest Tuesday morning and I cannot wait! I loved reading your plans for the summer last week and it really put me in the mood for a vacation. Thank you for sharing.

Let me wrap this up quick because I have to stuff a whole lot of food into a what is starting to look like a very small bear canister. Wish me luck!

Next week:


Make a list, check it twice, link it up. Read others. Have fun!



1. Home made chai. My new thing is to add saffron.

2. Chocolate.

3. Seasoned pecans from 3 sisters market.

4. Kim Churchill’s new album, especially this song:

5. Documentaries. Just finished watching The story of India with my son.

6. Pacific NorthWest.

7. Sleep.

8. Brussel sprouts. I am not kidding.

9. Kindness.

10. Love.

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