Thursday, July 16, 2009

Summer...



I love summer so much - I love having my children home, the easing up of the schedule, the beach, the long hours of sunlight. I've been busy, but it's a different kind of busy in the summer. Those extra hours of sunlight in the afternoon make all the difference. I'm spending lots of time on the beach, but plenty of other activities are filling those extra hours too.




If you're from around here, or if you know me in person, you may know that we're gearing up big-time for the Jewel Ball. This is my 7th and last year as an active member of LP...a little bittersweet, but I'm pretty well ready to move onto other projects and ride out my days as an advisory member. All the big print jobs, meetings, events, and preliminary things leading up to the main event are done so now I'm just doing presidential things like hanging out at ribbon-cutting ceremonies and signing final vendor contracts. That first week of August we'll all be working non-stop straight through the party, into the night, all of Sunday and right on into Monday morning!




I'm looking forward to the party, but I'm also very much looking forward to beyond the party. More time for the beach, perhaps.

4 comments:

Hilary said...

OK ... ewwww ... WHAT IS THAT???!?!!! Is that one of those giant flying squids I just read about in the paper? And what does that mean exactly, "flying"????

I love summer too. I don't care how many months of smarts the kids lose, I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Windansea said...

Hahahaha...that's exactly what it is!!! aka, the Humboldt Squid. They don't really fly - even I wouldn't go near a flying squid! They can get reaaaallllly big though and apparently they're aggressive if you encounter a bunch of them while diving - luckily they stay pretty deep. I've only ever seen them when they've beached themselves like this one.

g-girl said...

that thing is insane! wow, your final year of doing the Jewel Ball, huh? I bet it's going to be bittersweet.

jayaycee said...

oh, the beach ... sigh, I miss the beach. We have lots of sand living in Arizona, but no beach or ocean.