Friday, June 06, 2008


First day of summer. I slept in until 8:15 and we got a few things done so we're ready to camp.

Rob got the kids to baseball last night and left me at home (I did laundry and dishes, then sat to read a book). Their room is picked up and I didn't have to be the enforcer. This was a gift. I am really in no shape to do much of anything -- I am so tired. I think it's just me in a virtual collapse after pushing myself too hard the last few weeks. I don't do well if I don't have time to get stuff done at home. Home has been suffering, and so have I. It feels good to be getting back on track.

We leave tomorrow with our 3 boys and 3 extras -- a friend for each. The forecast is for rain tomorrow evening. Please think of us, as our camper is cozy but highly inappropriate for 6 energetic boys in a rainstorm. Yikes.

Have neglected to mention all of my recent reading -- I LOVED The Time Traveler's Wife and Water for Elephants. In fact, the ending of Water is possibly the best, most satisfying, not sickeningly sweet ending I have read, EVER. I am now in the middle of one called Edward Trencom's Nose. Interesting, but good enough to keep me coming back in the small spaces I have to read right now. Oh, and Living Biblically. That A.J. Jacobs. He is a funny guy. And yet, this book has a very serious side, discussing the meaning and intent of Bible verses. A remarkable perspective and a good read for almost anyone. (Even a heathen.)

Evan's soccer pizza party is tonight and his last game is tomorrow. Will be back next week, but since Spencer's first baseball game is Monday and we descend Tuesday into Garrett-goes-one-way and Evan-goes-the-other for baseball every Tuesday and Thursday, I'm not sure when I'll be coming up for air.

Have a good weekend, and stay safe, everybody.


  1. I'll have to check out those books. This morning I finished "So Young, Brave and Handsome" by Leif Enger (the guy that wrote "Peace Like a River.") I liked it. It wasn't as good as the first one, but it was definately worth reading.


  2. I read a delightful fluffy called "How (Not) to Have a Perfect Wedding" by Arliss Ryan. In the vein of "Devil Wears Prada" but not quite

    I lost my female child in Sam's tonight.

    My house is suffering because we're in the throes of winter-summer change over and dance recital.

    We still haven't gotten the camper out of the driveway.

    Mirror, mirror on the wall...