Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I got my new computer! I'm so happy!

How do I even begin to fill in the blanks? Summer is/was super busy--we visited relatives in Texas and Oklahoma, and we went to Yellowstone National Park. Entertained lots of visitors: great friends from Washington, D.C. and Texas. We read a few good books (kids and grownups.) We did NO school whatsoever, unless you count the French classes I taught.

Supersim and I started a fun project of making our own hairclips. She worked in as many riding lessons as possible, between our various trips. Dudeman is training to be a sprinter and looking forward to soccer in the fall. He finished his book challenge and keeps reminding me that I owe him his prize: a giant Lego set. Oh, and BOTH kids have decided to attend school.

Yup, that's right. School. I'm OK with it. Whatever makes them happy. They're excited about it, wishing school would hurry up and start. And they know that if it doesn't work out, if they aren't happy or need more challenging work, they will always have the option of attending the Super Awesome School of Super Awesomeness.

Anyway, it's not like SASSA ever closes--even though we didn't do official schoolwork over the summer, we still had all kinds of amazing experiences, including visiting some great museums, enjoying lots of picnics in several states, listening to cicadas and tree frogs at Caddo Lake, having a three-day-long playdate/sleepover with cousins, lying outside and watching the Perseids, and seeing geysers, two wolves, lots of bison, and a GRIZZLY BEAR in Yellowstone.

We've had a wonderful summer...Hope you did, too!

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