Lest you think it was all appliance repair, car repair, and deep cleaning last month, there was also lots going on behind the scenes. Stolen moments in cafés, a stack of submissions read (another growing stack waiting to be read), helping the Poulette dye playsilks, making tooth powder, countless sessions of snuggling on the couch, too many viewings of Frozen to count, afghan growing slowly. We were gifted a huge venison roast. I researched a recipe that would overcome the gamey taste and it worked, the entire family devoured it (though only Mister & I were aware of its origins). Closets have been filled with shorts, sneakers replaced with flip flops and sandals, and I finally tracked down a new lawn guy (I’m sure my neighbors are overjoyed). I was hoping for a clean slate this month, like turning the calendar page would be the same as waving a magic wand but the last few days have brought some disappointing interactions with people which left me feeling well, disappointed. Nothing Mister can’t put into perspective over a shared order of steak fajitas.