Thinking about life as it is right now. One of the best ways for me to do that is to look around and make a note of it. It’s a fun way to document the present before it’s gone.
Around here we are trying to stay cool. It is beyond hot and the air conditioning is on overdrive these days. My office air conditioner can’t keep up with the heat and by the afternoon it’s hotter inside than it is outside. That’s how I know it’s time to go home.
Around here there are now three of us are working over the summer. Jordan is working with my dad and making money to take to college… or buy Foo Fighter tickets.
Around here I am trying to reproduce the appetizer we had at Ojai. It was crostini with shiitake mushrooms and parmesan shavings. I think I got pretty close last night. It might have needed some butter but it was pretty darn close.
Around here I am excited that we are going to Jordan’s college orientation. It will be two days of information and fun activities on the college campus that will be his home for the next few years.
Around here we are done watching Handmaid’s Tale and have started catching up on House of Cards. We are also watching a lot of baseball. Go Dodgers! and we started watching the Gong Show. We remember watching this show as kids and laughing. Super fun!
Around here we finally got a new coffee maker. Our old one was making all kinds of weird noises and lots of steam coming out of it that left little water in the machine. The new one is nice and quite and made a good cup of coffee this morning.
Around here it’s all about the pool, the beach, and the water park. And when all else fails it’s about water gun fights in the backyard.
Around here Bobby and I are getting more alone time. The kids were on vacation last week with their cousins and have gone on day trips just the three, or four, of them. That gives us time to do things just the two of us. A peek into our future.
Around here we are trying to recreate the look of the lanterns at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. This past weekend we went to thrift stores to see if we could find old lanterns that would work. Bobby has an idea using mason jars but I have my heart set on lanterns. Let see what we come up with.
Around here I am adjusting my reading list. I am almost done with Difficult Women. Then I want to read This is How it Always Is or Small Great Things or BearTown. My list keeps growing. I wish I was a faster reader.
Around here we had fun watching our niece play water polo over the weekend. I forgot how much fun the games are. The girls play rough. My niece shoved a boy off her back and then scored a goal. There second game was more competitive and they won 11-5. There is a lot of yelling and anxious moments for the players and the parents. It’s an exciting game.
Around here we are counting down the days to the Game of Thrones premiere.
Around here Sofia is getting ready for braces. She’s been ready for a while but now we are ready. She also started taking singing lessons and had her first lesson over the weekend. It was so much fun. I can’t wait to see where it goes. She will start middle school in the fall , which is hard to believe.
Around here we are sleeping in and enjoying the break from the craziness that is school.
Around here life is so good.