How are you, dear readers? It’s been awhile since we had an open thread to discuss our well beings outside of this wonderful world of lakorns. In the past week me, along with residents of Washington, are suffering from smoke emanating from the wildfires of British Columbia. It happens to be one of our hottest summers (with long days of sunshine) since the 50’s, and yet, we can’t even see our blue skies. Last weekend was my last week of maternity leave and it seems like God didn’t even want me to enjoy my remaining days off. So I am back to work, commuting along thick grayness, where there used to be a few mountains or skyscrapers to enjoy. My kiddos are doing great, although one does not sleep, leaving me in a perpetual state of sleep deprivation. But he’s cute and I’m stocked on caffeine, it’s Seattle after all, you can’t drive five minutes without seeing a Starbucks.