Monday, October 6, 2014

What I Did This Summer

You know how you mean to call a friend, and you keep putting it off, mainly because you don't really have any news and figure you don't have anything to say? Then you've gone so long that it's awkward, so you put it off even longer, and then your friend thinks you aren't speaking, so they don't call either, and pretty soon there's just this big silence there? That's how this blog has been for me the past several months. I meant to post, I really did. But then I didn't have anything to say. Also I discovered the joys of Trader Joe's frozen pizzas and binge-watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Castle. Not the most constructive way to spend my time, I'll admit, but still a lot of fun. And relaxing.

Only now fall is starting to chip away at summer. I made chicken stock for the first time in months yesterday afternoon. I made broccoli soup for our lunches. I actually want to bake bread. I like Spring and Summer, but I don't usually feel much like cooking then. Throw something on the grill, make a salad and call it good. Nothing especially inspired. Nothing worth writing home about. Or writing here about.

Seems like maybe I'm gearing up again, though. And to that end, I'll give you a brief review of Spring and Summer here at 305, so maybe you can feel like you are all caught up and we can move on, and my blog and I can be friends again. Just like old times.

We celebrated Next Door Sutton's first birthday, had some fun with Liza and Levi, and P. went to BMW Driving School. (It was his Christmas present from me.)

We took a downturn at 305 when my poor Dinky bloated and had to have surgery. It was touch and go for a while there, and he spent almost a week in the emergency vet hospital. But he did recover, thank goodness. Also, P. went to Newfoundland for a few days to do some school stuff.

Hannah came for a visit, P. forgot how beach chairs work, and Duncan graduated.

Our nephew Benjamin graduated. (I still haven't forgiven him.)

We went to Denver to see my family.  My nephew's favorite pastime was running over me with his car.

We saw Benjamin off to college and went to see Lyle Lovett at Greenfield Lake.

Hannah and her boyfriend Jake came to visit, some of the kids came over, and we played with a new toy. (!)

Now it's October! Tempus Fugit! Hope your summer was as fun as ours. Minus the sick dog.