If I did not have to kickstart our morning into gear (only nine more days of the school morning routine and then the bliss of summer!), I would write more about Eat, Pray, Love. I would write about attending aikido for the first time in two weeks. About riding my bike through the Arcata Bottom.

I would write about the weirdness of having a grown kid out in the world. About the absolute certainty that I would never, ever chose to be 14 again. About drinking limoncello with my best friends. 

But if I do not walk away now, the inevitable panic and crisis stemming from the lack of breakfast and ride to school will end my work here soon enough.

But there’s my to-do list in case I have time to come back.

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