#2 daughter and I have been getting plenty of work done. But there has also been a bit of vacation feeling to the days. We’ve eaten at Chuy’s and The Jerusalem Cafe, gone to Half Price Books and Michael’s, and taken walks through the Nelson Atkins sculpture gardens.

Mostly we’ve been doing our jobs. For me, that means writing six or seven blog posts a day, strategizing for a new client, and answering emails.

In the evenings, we’ve had healthy meals and hung out. Sometimes we’ve watched TV and talked, sometimes we’ve played with our planners and talked, and last night we sketched out our Paris itinerary and talked.

Talking is central, obviously. It’s being a pleasant visit.