Kicking It Off

Posted on July 12, 2012 by

Last week was my very last week of work! As always, in the nanny world, the last week with a family is very bittersweet.

Over the last 15 months, Asher has really become one of my best little buds. He’s the person I’ve spent the most time with throughout the last year and it’s been so much fun to watch him grow and develop a personality of his own.
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He’s a very charming, loving little kid with a really great sense of humor and a natural curiosity that makes me think he’s going to be an engineer or an artist.
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His family was really great too, very comfortable to work for and easy to communicate with.
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Asher has been in a great mood for the past month, curious and exploratory and making all sorts of breakthroughs.
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And being a nanny during nice weather is always fun.
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I spent the past two weeks working on a going away present for Asher and his family, a personalized kids’ book!
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It turned out really great and I can’t believe how fast I got it done.
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His family seemed to like it a lot. I also gave them a photo album of all the photos I’ve taken of Smash throughout the year.
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Other than that, it was just really hot out and I was trying to function in a house with no air conditioning at all, not even window units. I ended up cutting a lot of crop tops and only wearing gym shorts around the house, if that.
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You wouldn’t be able to tell from these photos, but Rover and I both had a good amount of trouble sleeping in the heat for the past two weeks.
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On Saturday, I took the megabus down to DC to visit Mikey, and after a short nap, we drove up to Baltimore to go to the Charm City Art Space 10th anniversary show. It was nice to see lots of Baltimore faces.
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Big Mouth
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Old Baltimore friends
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Dead Mechanical
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Mikey Erg
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On Sunday, we got coffee and worked on projects literally all day (with a break for Thai food). Mikey was finishing his very last paper of college. We did take a workout break, too.
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When he finished his paper, we celebrated with late night rootbeer floats.
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On Monday morning, Welch had rolled into town on his way down to Richmond, so a big crew of people met up at Sticky Fingers for coffee.
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Shira and Lizz
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Mikey went to work and I went over to Lizz and Shira’s to watch several episodes of Buffy. Lizz and I had started watching the series together when we lived together but Lizz moved right before we started season 7. I’ve been slowly chipping away at it with hir when I visit DC. Izzy was staying over so I finally met them too. We all ate vegan pizza.
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After Buffy, we went to a show at the Dollhouse. Mary Christ opened the show and were great. I had never seen them before somehow.
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Saint Seneca played second and were just as good as always. They’re so talented! There aren’t too many young musicians these days doing four part harmonies.
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After the show, Mikey met up after work and we went swimming with Saint Seneca and some DC friends in a gated community pool. We had to climb a fence to get in. It was really nice and quiet. I don’t usually associate swimming with being really quiet, but it was 1am so we had to be and it was really calm and nice. Mikey and I stopped at a diner on the way home and ate fries. We really ate pretty terribly the whole weekend.
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On Tuesday morning, we went out for brunch at Tryst.
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<3

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After food, we drove over to Carderock to wander around.
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Carderock is just a spot on the Potomac River with lots of rocks over the water. People were rock climbing while we were there, with full gear.
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We spotted a deer pretty nearby, which was cool.
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(all these photos of just me were taken by Mikey)
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babe
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Way up high
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Down low
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We found a couple of these lil boo boos.
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Sliding down my hand. Wheeeeeeee
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After Carderock, we got sushi and brought it to Georgetown for more sitting outside. It was a beautiful day, the first break in hot weather in a week.
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We sat up high overlooking the Potomac.
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Storm clouds rolled in, which only made things prettier. Mikey took this photo.
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Windy hairs
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Folks came over to hang out for a little while. and Welch, Mikey and I did a workout together in front of everyone which was pretty funny. I got rug burn on my knees from it.
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After some lazy hangs during the rain, Mikey and I went out for late night jumbo slices, continuing our ignorant eating of the weekend. We ran into folks at Ducinni’s, including Ambrose, which was cool.
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I found this huge slug on the way back into the house.
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I can’t remember why, but Greg said something that prompted Mikey to threaten him, which culminated in him getting tickle tackled.
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Needless to say, it was very cute. Greg was squealing.
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We didn’t have much time today before my bus, but I convinced Mikey to play me some songs, which has gotten significantly easier to do over the months.
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We also ate greek yogurt and fruit on the porch, and then went out for coffee and did a crossword puzzle while we waited for my bus. It was a really fun weekend and only further proof that things will be the best once Mikey moves here.
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