Yesterday was one of those day where I felt like I was juggling a bunch a different things but not really getting much of anything done. There has been a lot of talk of the teachers striking here in Portland and it looks like it is indeed going to happen next week. It's also the time of year where I need to start applying to schools for M+L, because even though there is a really great school a stones throw away, our address falls in the boundaries of a school that is not so great, and definitely not as great as the art school Fisher got into. But my chances with two kids getting in, more people, less schools (portland like to shut entire schools down) it's sounding a lot more difficult this time around, and the glitch of the very likely to happen strike seemed to release the valve off the anxiety I have had about it. So I spent a lot of yesterday mentally scrambling trying to figure out how to meet all the criteria of applying to schools when the application dates/school visits and so forth fall within all the schools being shut down during the strike, whilst trying to accomplish tasks at hand. But all that for another day/post perhaps. At the end of the day I found myself drawn to all these tranquil shades of mint and sea foam green. I have to say this is a color I have always loved and have found to be both so calming and so happy at the same time. I like the looks of that blue sky in the first picture too. Yes, please.