I am Abbie. I changed the way I spelled my name when I was thirteen because I liked the way it looked with an -ie.
In college, I studied small children. Now I get paid to study them. It's the best job ever.
It's freezing outside right now (it's 65 degrees-I do recognize that that won't feel so freezing come winter!), so I kind of forgot how hot it was this weekend. But man, that was a scorcher.
It was so hot, really the only thing I could do was go to the happy place and jump in the lake immediately. I had a dear friend from college in town, plus Emma was around, so of course we needed ring pops. Also, lemon slush. (Is that a uniquely New England summer treat? I am kind of getting the impression that it is.)
As it turns out, homemade granola is an excellent snack after a late night of dancing with your sister and her friends. (I'm still looking for the perfect recipe though- anyone have any suggestions?)
Once it cooled down, I got to have an Arnold Palmer, read my book, and write some letters at Hi-Rise. A weekend where I spend time at two of my happy places is a good weekend, indeed.
I took a month off of blogging. It was funny- at first I just felt too busy to do anything but work, run and sleep, and then, I just didn't feel like coming up with anything for a post. So I didn't. Funny how sometimes that's exactly what you need, no?
A month where you spend all your free time with painted toenails, watermelon and a good book.
A month where you do all that at a happy place, pausing from your strenuous reading and watermelon-eating routine only to jump into the lake when you get too hot.
It was good, and now I'm back. Coming up soon: San Francisco! 25 in 25 recap (I'm not quite done yet!) More delicious baked goods!