I've been in a funk for the entire summer. Brain chemicals were off, we had a disastrous family vacation, work situation went to shit, and I had the kids underfoot all summer long because my mother decided that "I'll take the kids every day" meant that she'd pick them up once a week.

It finally cleared this weekend. We went out to the mountains and stayed at a cute cabin. We hung out at our favorite winery and found an awesome food spot. I got to eat Virginia ham and completely unplug and work on a project where the deadline is closing in.

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The photo here is Google's "Awesomeified" version of what it looked like behind our cabin. Fun fact: we stayed here at least five times before I realized that "Brookside" was actually beside a brook.