summer and me

We made the 2100-mile drive in two 18-hour days.  Me and my son.  We listened to 36 albums straight.  His music.  Which I really loved.  You know, you can learn a lot about your 17-year old when you spend all that time together in the car listening to music that matters to him.

Then the 50th anniversary celebration for my parents, the beach for 5 days, and the two-day drive back home.  It was exhausting and glorious and reaffirming and I would have loved to have spent more time there.  But grad school calls and I pushed it hard enough being gone that long.  Not sure if I have mentioned enough how much I love being in school.

So now we are back at our new home.  The one with the beautiful new floors and big open rooms.  The one with the garage and the big pine trees.  And the half ripped out kitchen and the 1970s bathrooms.  And we love it all.

No more google reader and I am kind of sick about having to re-find my friends again.  But I will.

As summer is drawing to an end I count my blessings and realize how blessed I am to have a healthy family, a job I love, good friends, and so many other things.