As usual, we’re sputtering our way through mercurial spring weather in Chicago.
But in between rainclouds we’ve glimpsed the warm summer days to come
And we can’t wait to dive in
This summer is a special one for us because Emily (finally!) finishes her residency program at the hospital. It’s been a grueling four years for her, so she’s taking off a nice chunk of time before starting her new job.
Think of residency like Penny – it’s a lot of work and it always seems to be chasing after you. Think of Emily like Eko in the above photo – delighted to finally turn the tables!
For nearly five years I posted here Monday through Friday without exception. From the worst days through my own wedding day, I’ve cherished every moment of it.
Up to this point I’ve followed a simple rule – Live the adventure, love the adventure, share the adventure. Always in that order. Writing/blogging/sharing the story should never supercede living and loving it.
With that mantra in mind, I’ve decided to take an intermittent summer vacation from blogging. We want to enjoy Emily’s Haley’s-comet-rare freedom to the fullest, so I’m prioritizing living and loving over sharing and blogging.
Relax, Penny, you’re still getting just as many trips to the beach
Sorry Eko, this doesn’t mean I won’t laugh and take photos when Penny harasses you
But let’s be serious. We can’t expect Emily to handle my inanity alone.I plan to check in and post here regularly throughout the summer. If only for her sanity. It just won’t be on my usual (or any) schedule. The pups are tagging along on most of our summer excursions and road trips, so I should have plenty of adventures to report in about.
Our mission for the summer is simple, make like Penny and squeeze as much as we can into a limited space
Just wanted to give everyone a heads up in case I disappear for a day or two (or three) here and there. But never fear. Like a dog toy lost in the couch, I always turn up!