Maybe you’ve heard that NY has been under rain for over a week. Even the one sunny day that we had, Saturday, saw a shower that passed through our neighborhood (but not at the Flea in Williamsburg oddly enough). This has meant raincoats and rainboots for 10 days…BUT, everything is so lush and green around NYC, including our little balcony garden. Among our usual flowers, herbs and tomatoes, we’re also attempting to grow strawberries and basil this year. We already have tiny little fruit growing.
I’ve been getting some decent sleep lately and I even woke up earlier than the girls today which is really saying something. Most days, the girls can be up as much as an hour and a half before I get out of bed (they were waking up fairly early around the time change). Mia doesn’t make breakfast anymore, but sometimes Mark prepares breakfast the night before with a note of instructions on what to do (“bowls of yogurt in the fridge, add this granola” – you know, that sort of thing). Mark is usually gone for the day around 6am and I confess, I have no idea what the girls do by themselves in the morning for that long. Sometimes I sense that they come in to my room to make sure I’m there or still breathing, but most times they leave me alone. Good girls.
Today looks promising as I see the sun rising behind the buildings out my window. I haven’t minded the rain too much other than the fact that we went through 2 broken umbrellas, but it would be nice to see some sun. We are totally in vacation countdown mode though and we’re all in that frame of mind where our brains have already checked out on vacation even though there is work to be done till then. You know what I’m talking about, right? 4 more days….