~ Camp! Camp was a truly amazing experience. In spite of the fact that it rained the first three days, it came off fairly well. We had a few issues with kids – two of our campers were runners and we had a few with bed-wetting problems – but these were all handled with love and understanding. The kids all seemed to have a fantastic time, and the staff absolutely blew me away with their dedication and hard work. I came away tired, but energized – and full of ideas for next year.
~ Family time. My sister, Debra, and her three kids – Tessa, Taggart, and Tallon – are here visiting from the coast. (For you non-Washingtonians, that means from the Seattle side of the state; while I live on the Spokane side of the state, east of the Cascades.) They arrived on Friday and have to go back early Monday morning. I am so proud of Debra, because she just got her acceptance into the nursing program at Olympic College. She just finished all of her prerequisites – basically an AA degree – and was accepted the first year she applied, which almost never happens. She was one of only 70 chosen from 400 applicants. She jumps into summer classes on Tuesday, but it was so nice to have the weekend to visit in person. We chat online almost daily, but it’s not quite the same thing. She is leaving Taggart, her 13-year-old, with us when she goes. He’ll be here for another two and a half weeks, and then we will take him back and pick up one of my other sisters (I have three) and her two boys for a two week visit. Busy summer, but so nice to have all the together time.
~ Work that I enjoy. I filled in for our church secretary again this week, and will be next week, as well, while she is on vacation in North Dakota.
Reading: A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving and Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield
Recently finished reading: Dreaming for Freud by Sheila Kohler and The Catch by Taylor Stevens
Listening to: An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon and The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon
Recently finished listening to: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Watching: We watched The Lego Movie last week, which I thought was mildly amusing, but didn’t love nearly as much as my kids did. I’m not sure what we’ll be watching tonight. We also watched the pilot episode of the new TNT series, The Last Ship, which seems promising, and the first couple episodes of Crossbones with John Malkovich as Blackbeard. I’m still not sure what I think of that one.
~ Book Review: Dreaming for Freud by Sheila Kohler
What’s been going on in the blogosphere lately? I feel out of touch! Did I miss anything important?