Dear Mr. Veen: it's pretty cute and funny how much you love your new beer glass. It gets bonus points for being too tall to fit in our cupboards. Dear Jake and Ella: three more days of school to go!! I think I am just as excited as you guys are for the change in our routine. Dear Self: you and I both know how long this week has been. Your weekend escape could not have come at a better time - so excited! Dear Gwen Stefani: I am loving you and your music lately and this song sums up my thoughts exactly. And last to Mr. Veen: thank you for being the kind of husband and father who supports me getting away from time to time. Good luck to you this weekend - I'll miss you!