Well, I had meant to write something vaguely meaningful about the school year finally winding to an end, but I suppose my main feeling is one of relief. I’m sorry for the things my kids missed, I’m glad they made it through and seem okay, I hope we all never have to do that again.

I’m pleased that summer is officially in full swing, although as you may have seen in the news the Pacific Northwest set a bunch of all-time heat records over the last weekend. We were camping near the Rogue River and thankfully had A/C in the trailer and good access to the water, but we did end up unloading the trailer in the heat of the day on Sunday when it was around 110° and HOOBOY.

(Yes, Riley towers over both of us now, which frankly seems pretty rude.)

In other temperature-related news, Dylan and I scored tickets to the Olympic Trials earlier last week when a generous neighbor gifted us their spots that they couldn’t use. It was super exciting to see the new Hayward Field facility, and of course being able to see the events up close was amazing, but holy shit it was so so so SO hot. Our seats were facing the afternoon sun and the heat seemed to reflect off all the concrete and plastic, it honestly felt like a major endurance event just to sit there in the stands — I cannot imagine what the athletes were going through. Apparently the Trials got delayed for several hours this past Sunday when the track itself was 150°.

We have a road trip to Utah coming up which I assume will also be oppressively hot, and so I continue in my endless quest for a bra that somehow does all the things I need a bra to do without being constructed from the kind of heavy sweaty-ass materials that typically accompany any boulder-holster worth its salt. Two sturdy helium balloons and some nice soft string, perhaps.


8 Responses to “End of June”

  1. Phoebe on July 1st, 2021 1:12 pm

    Hi!! I love reading your updates and I still cannot get over your boys. Like what is time and where has it gone and all that… I am also kind of in love with your pants/joggers in the photo with Riley. If you don’t mind, can you share where they are from?

  2. Shawna on July 5th, 2021 9:33 am

    Okay, I know you preemptively acknowledged how tall Riley is but I cannot stop myself from commenting: holy crap is that boy ever huge now! I mean, I’ve met you in person and didn’t retain any impression that you were short, and it’s normal for a boy to be taller than his mother, but the fact that he’s so much taller than his dad never ceases to take me by surprise.

  3. Linda on July 5th, 2021 12:01 pm

    Phoebe: they are from Aerie! Super super comfy. Shawna: both John and I have one parent who is tall, but yeah that height sure doesn’t come from either one of us.

  4. Shes on July 7th, 2021 3:21 am

    Late to the party, as usual. But ‘ I’m sorry for the things my kids missed, I’m glad they made it through and seem okay, I hope we all never have to do that again.’ Amen, sister, amen!!

  5. Emily on July 8th, 2021 2:59 pm

    Have you tried Tommy John’s bras? They’re wonderful!

  6. Melissa on July 9th, 2021 11:18 am

    Soma has a line of cooling bras (full coverage, balconette, wireless). I would not describe them as cooling but I will say they do not drive me as bonkers as other bras. I live in Baltimore where it is routinely 90-95, with dewpoints 65-70+ — in essence, swampy; the kind of weather that makes you sweat merely stepping outside. Soma has a decent return policy too, if you find you don’t like them.

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