I feel like I am SLOWLY limping towards the year-end finish line. One more teach. One more sleep. One more event.

And soooo tired!

Regardless, we move forward.

Like last weekend when the kids and I took the train downtown for a rooftop party at Manasc Isaac.

There was some teaching, some BBQ, and some early father’s day dinner last Saturday… and then we loaded up the car and did a day trip out to the lake!
It had been WAY too long.

Bestie, Lisa, is in and out of town all the time for work. So, it’s hard to pin her down these days. Luck would have it that we were just randomly msging and it occurred to me to ask if she was available to come with us – She said yes!

After a day of sun and water (have unfortunately placed tan lines to show for it), it was back into the city.
I had been asked to host the Sterling Awards this year – What an honour! I’ve been waiting for an occasion to wear these ridiculous eyelashes. This was it!

Co-host, John Ullyatt, and I were tickled to see that our outfit changes for the 2nd act were serendipitously matchy. You can’t see our bottoms halves too well, but his pants are shiny and my shoes were likewise sparkly.

It was so much fun, the next day I was already feeling withdrawal from our backstage antics and mutual mockery.

Back in mom-life, here are the kids at the library.

And Alice is scooting towards the café for my meeting.

She also came with me to do a media call with Ryan Jespersen, to promote the Works Festival and Gala!

I fought I had cut my peonies too soon, but they’re BLOOMING!

Peonies are my favourite.

My dad, who is basically a saint, has been working away on the remainder of our landscape. He takes frequent breaks to feed this one.

I didn’t realize the extent of my fatigue until I opened up Avenue Magazine and saw this photo of me and Don. And, I had NO IDEA when it was taken. I actually had to read the article to jog my memory.

The kids have continued to bring their darling offerings – It makes me feel so loved at the end of another year of teaching.

Yesterday, Alice got her first pedicure. She was alarmingly into it.

Works Gala co-chair, Sydney, and I got matching gold toes for the Golden Summer Gala tonight! The Nailkeeper was kind enough to donate a mani-pedi for our silent auction, so we figured we’d get our feet done AND pick up the gift certificate at the same time.

Be prepared for a barrage of photos from the big party tonight – It’s the last big blast before the summer break! I’ve also got my students’ recital on Sunday, and then that’s officially a wrap for teaching this season.
Then, it’s lake and sun time.