Wednesday, July 1, 2009

goodbye June, where did you go?

It's July? Really? How did that happen? Wasn't it just the middle of April? Alas, July is here, what more can I say?


This past weekend was really, really lovely. I was home in NH, just for Saturday to Monday. Of course, trips home are never long enough, but that is what makes them so very special, because I appreciate them that much more, I think. One of my very oldest and dearest friends turned 30 last weekend and her husband organized a big fiesta for her. She is a French teacher at the local high school and one of my favorite Francophiles, but hey, even they need a margarita once in a while ;) It was so, so nice to see her though. She has two babies, a four year old and an almost two year old and I can't get over how much they look like her! Some other old friends were there, including one who had a baby in February, so I got to hold and play with the cutest, chubbiest baby you've ever seen! Laughing and sharing old stories, being surrounded by old friends, it was just what I needed. There is something so special about old friends; the ones who have known you the longest, long before you were who you are today. They are the ones who have helped you get there, and I am so glad to have these people in my life.


Of course, I saw my grandmother too, who is doing so incredibly after her surgery last February. She's amazing, she really is. I went to my best friend's house and had breakfast with her and her husband, and little boy, my godson, who will be two this weekend (4th of July baby!). Since I am brilliant, I left his birthday presents here in DC, so I'll need to mail them and they'll be late. Well, one of the gifts is a savings bond, so that will take some time anyway. Once he is old enough to understand what those are, he will probably hate me for sending such boring gifts!


My mother also brought out her old sewing machine and I made a few more potholders. I'll post pictures later. My cousin is flying home tomorrow and will drive back with the machine next week, as he's bringing back some furniture too, and a few other things. I acquired a good bit of kitchen items too (long story), including a cast iron meat grinder! I have no idea what I will ever use that for, but it amused me too much to leave behind! Now I just need a bigger kitchen....


In other news, I decided at the last minute to take two classes during the second summer session. They begin next week, so from 7/6-8/14, I will have classes Monday-Thursday, 6-9:30pm. Awesome. At least that will complete my requirements for the degree....


How was your weekend?


PS. I think my blog might need a makeover. What do you think?

8 comments:

The Northerner said...

good luck with your classes!

Pink Pearls & Muddy Sneakers said...

Umm... at LEAST once a week I think about quitting my job & becoming a French teacher. I miss it so much! And all those little faces & fun vocab exercises & drawing the verb conjugations in a boot... Ahh! I am so jealous of your friend!

Jess said...

Blog makeovers are always fun!

Glad to hear your grandmother is doing well.

Princess Freckles said...

Sounds like you had a great visit! Its funny you mentioned the mean grinder. When I was looking at attachments for the Kitchen Aide mixer, I saw there is a meat grinder attachment. My fiance thinks we are in desperate need of this, but I think not! let me know if you ever use it, and I may cave!Good luck with your classes! Happy 4th!

Christy said...

Good luck with your classes - night in the summer? You're tough! I wouldn't dream of doing that. Glad your grandmother is doing well. If you want a blog makeover you should head over to annechovie's today (link in my sidebar) - she's featuring her sister's etsy blog banner shop - very affordable and stylish!

notsojenny said...

the fact that it's July is insanity!!

i love trips home, and the nice thing about kids that little is they have no concept of when gifts arrive for them : )
i just gave my niece her b-day gifts this weekend when i was up there and her birthday isn't for 2 weeks, but she loved them just the same! (as will your godson)

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I love a good blog makeover. I'm actually talking to the desginer Christy mentioned above - I'd like a pretty banner for Wishing True. So far she's had some great ideas. And so affordable!

maris said...

Wow, 2 classes - you must be busy. I am dying to get back to school but it's always "in the fall" or "in the spring" and maybe ONE DAY i'll get my masters.