Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Looking Back on the Summer


Most of the summer has been spent in a battle of wills over the main desktop computer. I was usually on the losing end. My children (the human one and the furry one) have severely cut into my online time, necessitating a strategic retreat to the craft room with the laptop. As you see from the above photo, the cat won that particular round due to laser weapons fire. And, apparently, she likes the YouTube.


We kicked off the summer in mid June with a trip to the Happiest Place on Earth (no, it's *not* Tijuana.) and maximized our photo ops. We had a great time as always, and can't wait to go back. Again. And again. The only thing that we hate about Disney World is the EPCOT factor (Every Pocket Comes Out Thinner) and having to pack up and leave. We didn't have nearly the amount of pictures this year that we normally do because JF had his hands full with pushing me in the wheelchair.

Oh, and a side note to wheelchair rental companies -- please *glue* or somehow otherwise attach the rubberized handles to the actual chair. I had hellish visions of road rash when JF tried to play a joke on me on a hill. Only, the joke was on him when, at the crest of the hill, I went careening down, leaving him standing there holding only two rubbery grips. Not fun.

I got to meet Marni, and her great family. We ate some wonderful pizza, and she didn't run screaming away from me! She even wants to come down to my neck of the woods sometime soon and get together again! I hope she's able to make it down.


We even got to take a second little vacation (something that almost NEVER happens) to the Biltmore. We loved Asheville, and can't wait to go back up. We won't have all that long to wait either, since I have a cousin that's getting married in one of the nearby towns in October. So, I get to head back up to the mountains. JF may or may not attend, depending on work. If he's not able to go, he'll miss my lovely family and their assorted neuroses and character flaws. Maybe I can blow off the wedding, and just go get that hot stone massage and hot tub soak at that outdoor spa. Hm -- worth thinking about. Maybe as an early birthday treat for me! :)

I did a lot of loafing around, made a lot of cards. Actually cleaned the hellhole house, and got a lot of my craft items cleared away and neatly stored. Cleaning, people! This is history in the making! Are you writing this down? You should. It's *that* noteworthy. Really.

Had a fantabulous lunch with the not-so-mysterious Liz, and hope she'll want to have lunch with me again on her next trip down. She's remained mostly quiet on the subject of our meetup, so I'm hoping that she's not trying to find a nice, polite way to tell me I'm a whackjob and that she'd never be caught dead in the same state as me again. Sorry -- is my insecurity showing again?

Got addicted to Pandora. Trying real hard not to lose my cool when the DSL drops connection just as a really! cool! song! comes on. Throwing the laptop NEVER makes things better.

Now, summer is over, and it's time for school to start again. I've been cleaning, bending over, and moving furniture all day. My back is hurting. I'm hoping the Naproxen I took a while ago kick in soon. I still have so much to do. And, I'm not ready to be a productive member of society. I want to go back to bed.

9 comments:

Songbird said...

I hope the opening of school goes smoothly, and also hope you had some relief for your back!

Marni said...

Hugs to you. Trying to solidify plans for the trip down. Hoping to be there sometime in September... keep your fingers crossed...

Miche said...

What a wonderful summer recap!

May the upcoming school year be filled with that many happy memories!

liz said...

You know I loved seeing you and it was sincerely the high point of the trip for me. However, my MIL reads my blog and would notice me kvelling over you and not talking at all about her...

I can't wait to see you again, dear!

Sue said...

sounds like a good summer. I hope the transition back into school goes well.

Sweet kitteh!!!

ccw said...

Sounds like your summer was full of fun!

Hope your first week back is great.

Yankee T said...

Seems like a terrific summer.

Karyn said...

"And, apparently, she likes the YouTube."

Omigod. I might never stop laughing.

I HEART you. And I'm so totally jealous of missing out on WDW with all y'all. (See. I can 'all y'all' with the best of 'em. Not bad for a yankee, eh?)

purple_kangaroo said...

LOL . . . you're right: throwing the laptop usually doesn't help.