Heatpocalypse, as my daughter calls it. Portland is in a heatwave. (Not as hot as other places get, but we're having days of record setting temps here.) The challenge is staying cool in an old—charming, but poorly insulated—apartment. And I have to say, we rock at this! But, nevertheless, we are in a state of aestivation: prolonged torpor, due to heat. Ha.
Meeting my daughter in air-conditioned coffee shops with books and journals. That’s where I am right now. We sip and talk and do stuff.
Going to Powell’s book store. Like way too often. This has got to stop before my fortune is blown.
Frozen TJ's chocolate-honey mint patties. My daughter’s brilliant idea.
Little girls and typewriters. Manual typewriter + six-year-old girl = lots of fun. Since my granddaughter recently discovered the blue vintage Royal I gave her mother a few years ago, she has been super-productive, typing notes, letters, and "books."
Forts under tables. Serious cosiness and fun is going on under there! It is Apartment #100, FYI.
Portland’s awesomeness. #1 Coffee City (according to Travel + Leisure mag) in US. #1 Food City in US., Powell’s, etc.
A successful Goodwill trip. Two pieces of art that my girls want to pry from my grip.
Honey Mamas yummy chocolate treats. Healthy, but spendy, so it really is a treat. LOVE. I usually buy the Oregon Peppermint or the Lavendar Rose, but I like them all.
Second cups of coffee every day, probably due to how much I’ve enjoyed my current bag of beans—Coava Kilenso.
Being with family. The absolute best. Do I have to go back home?
What’s trending in your life?