August started out with such promise. I felt motivated and inspired. I was taking care of business and trying new things. It was a beautiful couple of weeks. Then the kids came back to school and that weight settled back on my shoulders. Some inexplicable decisions were made that adversely affected people I love, and I almost let it drown me. But right now I'm feeling a glimmer of hope. Maybe I can pull it back. Maybe I can have it all. Or at least most of it.
August is always an austere month following a month of summer fun. We did manage to make it to the movies to see War for the Planet of the Apes. Somebody please give Andy Serkis some trophies. We also tried out the new Glasgow location of The Counter. It was just as good as I remembered it.
I read Walter Isaacson's Einstein biography. I'll admit that a lot of the science was over my head, but the personal stuff was fascinating. How does the man who's name now means genius go about being an actual human in the real world? The answer is with great difficulty just like the rest of us.
Much of the states is still crippled by insane heat, but we've had miserable rain all month. I'm already getting excited about sweaters and boots and pumpkin spice chai.
I'm also ready to eat these Egg & Cheese Hash Brown Waffles. I'm up for waffling everything.
This Six Layer S'mores Cake is bonkers.
And please can we have these Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups because the world needs more happiness, and I think this is it.
Time passes whether we're ready for it or night, so I guess we better get on board and make it amazing. Let's go live, friends.