My summer has gone along very swimmingly and we have had some nice little adventures in camping. Once on the coast (see my previous picture post) and more recently to Oxbow Park here with my sister and her family. That was just great because the boys could hang out with their cousins and it was lovely and there was green stuff. There were no plugged in things. They talked about everything from Pokemon, to Skyrim to movies to books to Obama. My son, Noah turned 17 and my brother in law made him a brownie cake with marshmellow topping. My sister sang to him via barbeque lighter because I was lame and didn't even bring candles. We talked and made s'mores and looked at pretty Sandy River scenery and even had a deer visitor.
|We had the prettiest camp site.|
|The dudes, Noah and Clay.|
|Kids with their cousins.|
I have been doing a little reading, I tried desperately to finish Small Island but by the third renewal I decided I didn't really HAVE to finish it if I wasn't really wanting to. I had suggested it to my friend and she probably is doing better than I at finishing, but I checked out Behind The Scenes At The Museum by Kate Atkinson and so far I really like it. It has some melancholy funny family tragedy/comedy which I enjoy. It has footnotes which as a general rule, I don't love, but so far these are like little inter-chapters and I don't mind them. I don't keep tabs on Goodreads like I used to but I am on there if you want to be my reading buddy. Here I am! We have been watching the newest Breaking Bad which is so good! I started watching The White Queen which is storybook pretty. My husband is into Hell On Wheels which I admit, lost me after season 2. Of course, I am all over Project Runway even though this season is kind of weird. I am glad there are no teams but they are all wacky designers. I have a hunch for who will go next and who will stay until the end. What are you watching? What are you reading?
My kids start school just after Labor Day, I have mixed feelings. Noah will be a senior and I am thrilled for him and sad at the same time. Clay will be a 5th grader which I keep trying to sell as the senior of elementary school, but so far he is not buying that candy. Admittedly, besides seeing their friends more, neither one is too excited to start school. As much as I love the month of September, I will not be happy for summer to end and the rains to start. I will, however be really happy to have a few hours to myself on Mondays, it will be heaven. Don't tell the boys.