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What I did on my summer vacation

Hi.  You may be wondering where I have been.  Let’s ask.  Marianne, where have you been?

There are many ways to answer this question.

Existentially, this is a very difficult question to answer.  I have been somewhere between Zen and outer Babylon depending on the day or depending on the time of day or depending on who I am with or depending on who I am not with.  The weight my earrings can also greatly affect my state of mind.

Physically, I have been in Utah, Idaho, Montana and other locations I am keeping on the down low because right now nothing can be proved.

My children holding their pre-fabricated clay bowls while standing on the incredibly Nathan Craven's extrusion exhibit at the Holter Museum.

My children holding their pre-fabricated clay bowls while standing on the incredibly talented Nathan Craven's extrusion exhibit at the Holter Museum.

Actually, I have been visiting family, trying to get my kids ready for school, getting my kids in school, paying bills, making sure my Entertainment Weekly subscription is renewed without a gap in the subscription and wondering why I am getting catalogues for insanely expensive children’s Halloween costumes.  If you can afford one of the costumes in Chasing Fireflies, I would like to be your friend and then you should take me out to lunch because you make more money than I do.  I have been trying to figure out what after school activities my children should be in and I’m starting to believe there is no right answer there and the fact that I just signed my oldest up for robot club at the exact same time he has cub scouts shows that I have no idea what I am doing.  I am signing myself up for tap, though.  I really, really hope I don’t pull something.

So that is what I have been doing this summer vacation.  How about you?


  1. Trish Loye Elliott says:

    I’d like to see you tap dancing!

  2. Tap shoes are the coolest! Periodically I tap with my (not tap) highly polished leather shoe bottoms and drive those around me insane.

    I say you upload some pictures of your tap.

  3. Elena Aitken says:

    Tap, huh?
    Sounds good.
    Can’t wait to read about that. Cause I’m pretty sure we will. 😉

  4. Miriam says:

    Yeah, so you were down in Utah the week after our little get together, huh? Rude. We missed you and you missed a fabulous massage. And for the record, I receive those insanely priced children’s clothes magazines, and wonder how they could have possibly gotten my name on that list of people who would even consider paying that for kids clothes. That being said, the clothes and costumes therein are ultra cute. Love the tap shoes. I would take the class with you if I lived there. That in itself might be worth moving.

    1. Marianne says:

      Yeah, this summer was not planned out well. Next time I am there.

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