Monday, June 14, 2010

Begin the Beguine

It is officially summer, I am officially back to work, and it is officially busy!  Whew!  I think we are going to have a very active and well attended slate of activities this summer if today is any indication.  Everyone is ready to do their summer reading and get their prizes and be entertained...   I'm ready for it.  I had a wonderfully relaxing four day weekend and now I'm mentally prepared for all of the work that comes with the next seven weeks.
I didn't do much worth writing home about...or blogging about, for that matter, but it was wonderful to have those four days to myself. 
*I got to spend some time with Girlie Girl and Handsome Lad as they began their summer vacations.  Seems Girlie Girl is going into business with her dad, working the Craigslist buying, fixing up, and reselling cars.  sigh.  Whatever.  Handsome Lad has big plans with his friends and his bike. 
*I got to have a couple of really nice long phone calls with DR.  Our 3 hour time difference, combined with both of our schedules, sometimes makes calling difficult, so the free time was a luxury.  
*I attended Princess Diva's Mt. SAC graduation.  I'm so proud of her for attaining her AA.  Sure, it took awhile, but she also had two babies while this was going on!  I think she intends to take a little time off before returning to school to complete her Bachelors.  I don't blame her :-)
*I watched a few movies...nothing incredible, although I must say I was sooo happy last night with both Breaking Bad and True Blood on.  Le swoon!
*I am reading like a maniac.  DR and I are forming our own little book club.  First up, Princess Bride!

As I read around, I saw many happy weekends out there in the bloggesphere!  Crazy4Coens just did a really cool post about feeling accepted.  You should totally check it out, if you haven't.  Thanks for accepting me....gabba gabba hey!


secret agent woman said...

A lot going on for someone with not much to write home about!

Churlita said...

Sounds like quite a weekend. Graduations can take it out of you. Tru Blood was quite good. We're having the author of the books and the guy who does the music for it in Iowa City coming up here. Since the story editor lives here, I'm sure he made them come to Iowa. I doubt I'll pay the $15 to hear them speak though.

crazy4coens said...

thanks for the nod.

again, you sure have a way with words. le swoon!

our school district has closed summer schools and we have pointed our families to the local library. i predict you're gonna have one heck of a summer!

laura b. said...

Secret: Oh, I can write and write about nothing at all! It may be my calling. haha!

Churlita: You said it about graduations. In this particular case there were waaaayyy too many speeches before getting on to the actual graduating.
Hmmm...I don't know, I think I might be willing to pay to hear anyone connected to that show talk about it.

C4C: Had to give the nod, as your post really made me think! And thanks again for your kind words :-)
This summer is sure to be crazy, but the response to what we're offering does make us feel valued in the community.

AlienCG said...

And so begins the summer of insanity for you. Do a good job entertaining the kids.

I remember the wonderful feeling of summer vacation. Here's to a good one that doesn't go by too quickly.

Long, coast to coast phone calls were impossible at one time unless you were rich. It's amazing how this stuff works.

I have my favorite shows as well, plus I have a couple movies to watch yet.

A long-distance book club? What a novel idea (hehe). My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die.

Sebastien Millon said...

yay! sounds like you had a lot of family time and fun events :)

I hope summer work goes well. I just went to my library and picked up a book on running a business as a graphic designer/artist, I also ordered a book with legal/contract forms for artists. I also checked out a book on Bicycling and the Law. Did you need to know all this? Of course not. That's why I told you :)

Tara said...

I'm so glad that you and DR got to have some nice conversations over the phone! The book club idea sounds perfect, as does the first book for the book club! You should name your book club - make it sound like you're a street gang or something! :)

laura b. said...

AlienCG: Thanks! Yes, I am truly appreciative of the fact that we can talk as long as we want, since the internet thing is NOT working out in his end.
So far, the book is so much like the movie! It's awesome :-)

Sebastien: Aw, you know I love to know what people are using the library for! I'm glad you're finding so much useful information. How's business going? I'm betting grrrrr-ate!

Tara: You suggestion made me LOL, really! I am so going to get working on a properly tough sounding book club name :-D