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.


lesa | July 31, 2013 at 1:10 PM

Just the other day I was thinking about you. I can't seem to get my balance now that reader is gone. I'm still reading your blog though..


p.s. have you tried bloglovin' Seems to be the way bloggers are going ?

p.p.s. Hoping you show some photos of your new home:)

CB | July 31, 2013 at 3:58 PM

Blogger still shows me my reading list on the "my blogs" page. I am not sure if this is google reader or what but I'm glad it's there. Especially since I haven't been blogging regularly - UGH!

LOVE your trip. It sounds fantastic and I like listening to my kids music too. Somehow they think your a little cooler if you know who Daft Punk or Jimmy Eats World is!

Kazzy | July 31, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Yes I use bloglovin' on facebook. Is that what you are talking about? I need to make sure it is still active on my account. How are you?

Becca | July 31, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Welcome home, my friend. Love to see your experiences in your photos. XO

Robin | July 31, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Sounds like a great summer so far.

I was going to say the same thing CB said. The blogs I subscribed to through blogger friends are still available through blogger's dashboard. Did you check there? Then you can at least find the addresses and move them to whatever reader you want to use. Good luck.