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sketchbook catch-up vol. 10: ho hum


My sketchbook is very boring right now. For that matter my life is very boring right now but that is not necessarily a bad thing. While bad things make great blog posts and great stories, they make terrible days and I love not having terrible days.

Pretty much the news is there is no news! We spend a lot of time at the pool and when I’m not watching Bug splash around (still not swimming) I’m working. Workety work work.


More news from the pool. It sure was nice having the nieces around. They’re visiting this weekend too so I’ll probably have even more pool sketches for next week. I could probably write a whole novel on my apartment complex neighbors but I’ll save that for old age.


Oh yeah, the mud park. Totally old news.


And even more non-news. Ho hum. Aren’t you glad you stopped by here today?


  • Alma

    love your doodles!! Not boring at all. That is what summer days are about… kicking around till the busy starts up again.
    If anything you have inspired me to doodle even though I suck at it.

  • Becca

    Yes, I am glad. I love your little drawings! And many days in and by the pool sounds lovely and like summer to me. :)

    Before you know it, it will be fall and back to school.

  • Melissa K. in Nebraska

    More news from the pool… Totally catchy headline. This just in… Bug can swim backwards!

    Also I miss Rubios! And El Pollo Loco! We have nothing even close out here in the midwest.

  • Amy

    You are such a great illustrator! How fun to chronicle your life so artistically.

    Enjoy the pool days :)

  • Jen

    We are at the pool a lot this summer also. The girls keep making me go in with them. I make myself swim back and forth because I figure if I have to be in the water, I might as well get some exercise!!

  • Monica

    I just love your sketches. They are well done…it’s fun to watch your mind wander in words and pictures…and it makes my own doodles seem like they just might have a higher purpose! :) Thanks SAJ.

  • BeachMama

    Pool news is the best news! You are outside, sketching, your child and nieces are playing and having fun, outside! Yay! It could be worse you could be at the office and your child could be inside at daycare or camp :(

  • Kuky

    I always love stopping by here. I wish I had Boring pool chronicles. And auto correct thinks that first boring needs to be capitalized. I already tried fixing it once, I’m not going back up there again since I should really be sleeping and not typing. Gack why am I typing all this?

    What was my point? Oh yeah pool…my friend has a pool where she lives. Been there a few years now and she’s only gone once! ???? If I had a pool so close, wild dogs could keep me away. I started to say couldn’t but wild dogs are scary. Ok…typical rambling sleepy comment. Better stop while…I don’t even know where I was going with that sentence. This comment is already crazy.