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1. The basher woke up at 5:45 to eat so I invited him back to my bed for some milk and a snooze. I didn't really sleep again as the punk was up at 6:30. 2. My little sister is watching my cousin's daughter Miriam so they came over to play. 3. Today was the punk's second swimming lesson. After yesterday's cry-fest, I told him that he would get a sucker if there were no tears today. We'll try again tomorrow. 4. Mmmmm... Feet. My mom came with us to the pool. I can't handle both boys there by myself. 5. Recovering. 6. Garden burger and onion rings. 7. Feeling much happier after lunch. 8. This morning was overcast and rainy, but the afternoon was gorgeous. Sunny but not too hot. 9. Two days into my two-month exercise plan. Ironically, the only time I spent indoors today was during my workout. With my man out of town, an outdoor run wasn't in the cards. 10. Little Sis came over again to hang out and make dinner: butternut squash risotto with kale, and cherries. 11. The punk thoroughly enjoyed the cherries. 12. Little Sis is leaving for college next month so we're savoring our time with her now.