Share a highlight from this summer. (If you please, don’t just say "our
vacation to the Canadian Rockies." Give us a little detail or image.
Help us live vicariously through you!)
The Princess attended Band Camp this summer, and the end of session concert, which we were all able to attend, was great! I particularly enjoyed having both her brothers there. Her small percussion group played an original composition on instruments constructed from PVC pipe.
But the highest point of summer, emotionally, had to be the final evening’s service at camp, when The Princess and I sat in the outdoor chapel for a Communion Vespers service while Snowman and his group sang to us from canoes on the lake.
2. Are you glad to see this summer end? Why or why not?
The end of summer marks the end of having Snowman at home full-time, and it is a bittersweet passage. I’m happy for him as he goes off to Land o’Lakes Arts Academy and believe he will thrive there, but I am selfishly sad as I anticipate his absence.
3. Name one or two things you’re looking forward to this fall.
Seeing #1 Son in Oedipus Rex at Hiptastic University
Six weeks of Girl Time with The Princess while Pure Luck is away for work
Beginning to explore the possibilities for my next call
Do you have any special preparations or activities to mark the
transition from one season to another? (Cleaning of house, putting away
summer clothes, one last trip to the beach)
Other than the usual morning of frantic realization that I don’t like any of my clothes?
Seriously, I’m undertaking a basement clean-out, hoping to get the laundry area better-organized for a more streamlined housekeeping routine during the upcoming busy season.
5. I’ll know that fall is really here when the furnace comes on. (This actually happened two mornings in August, so I’m ready.)