If, perchance, you decide to finish that box of delicious whole-wheat rotini in the cupboard, take care to check the box if it has been sitting in the cupboard for any period of time.
You may dump the contents into your pot of boiling water only to see a hundred tiny millipede carcasses float to the top of the bubbles. After gagging, checking the now almost-empty-except-for-those-bug-shells box, and deciding you refuse outright to eat the pasta, it will be of little comfort that at least you slaughtered all of them in a rolling boil of death.
Summer break started with a bang. And by bang I mean unexpected nap on the couch with my purse because I was too tired to put it down. But after that, the fun really got started with some Big Al's bachelorette fun. Yippekiyay. I had no way of preparing myself for that brand of Cowboy Glory.
Cowboy boots hanging from the bar. Check.
Real Live Idaho Cowboys. Check.
Aforementioned cowboys smoking inside with their Miller High Life. Check.
Beer pong tables set up and ready to go. Check.
Mechanical bull and lasciviously-grinning operator. Check.
Country swing. Check.
The first full day of summer (both in the No School and Hot and Sunny aspects), I got to make a Cook's Illustrated Cherry Pie... Delicious to the nth degree, but I haven't decided if it's worth the halving-and-pitting of that many cherries. I did have a slice last night, and I think it improved in the interim. Flaky crust, delicious cherry filling... and ice cream. Yum yum yum. And we started building a shed in the backyard to host the tools which will be moved out of dad-in-law's garage soon. Unless he changes his mind and lets us annex the garage, pool, and hot tub onto our property. Dad?? (insert puppy dog eyes here).
AND I got to see MIRANDA! We realized it had been over two years. But I loved seeing her and feeding her pie. :)
Followed by Blind Side and ice cream. Hurray! First day down.
Day 2: Chores, church, sandwich, neighbors, wedding! run to Cannon Hill Park (where strangers laughed and my Running Dancing)
Day 3: Gym (reluctantly), then on to work to do some editing of curriculum with Margarita. I got paid. YES! Stopped to buy flowers on the way home and spent 2 1/2 hours planting. I'm hoping to get the yard in capital-G Glory for Karli's bridal shower in a couple weeks.
Then Small Group. I'm pretty sure they are the most fun small group in the History of the Known World. We decided that our Summer Extravaganza is going to be a Film Festival in which everyone makes their own short film and we have a party to present them. HOW FUN IS THAT?? I'm torn between an Edgy Foreign Flick (captions in English, no real plotline) and a Spy Thriller. Decisions decisions. Anyone want to act with me this summer?
Day 4 (today): The 2nd anniversary of our marriage! Hip hip hooray for a husband who exceeds my hopes in every way and who intentionally builds friendship and romance with me.