// So, Keith lost his job the beginning of July. Not counting the semi-purposeful stint as a stay at home mom on my part for the first four years of parenting, this is by far the longest either of us have gone without a job since we started dating 10 years ago. It’s really, really weird having him around this much. It’s also…kind of nice. Hopefully he finds a new job soon, but I’m glad the interim time hasn’t been horrible.
// The kids start school next Monday, August 4th. Which sounds really early, but summer break has honestly been long enough and I think we’re all looking forward to getting back on a better schedule. Reid is going to have Levi’s kindergarten teacher, and Levi is going to have Sydney’s 1st grade aide, who has been promoted to being a teacher. We’re pretty happy with that. It’s still a mystery who Sydney will get…we should know by Friday.
flying out of Los Angeles on Sunday – I love how you take off over the Pacific Ocean
// I went to San Jose last week for BlogHer ’14. The weather was so nice, and it was fun to reconnect with people. My flight to San Jose was two legs – Atlanta -> Phoenix and Phoenix -> San Jose. That quick layover was my first time flying into Arizona and while I know I have no interest ever living in a desert, I now want to visit the area. It looks interesting. Granted, maybe I’ll visit in, say, February…July was hot.
// I also got this really good vegan pizza from an Italian restaurant while I was in San Jose, and I think I’m going to try to replicate it at home. It was topped with baby spinach, broccoli, red onions and tomatoes, and it had fresh basil and Daiya cheese. No red sauce. I’m not quite sure how they got the Daiya cheese to melt as well as they did, I’m guessing a very hot pizza oven? But I think even in my not-a-pizza-oven it will be good…