Good morning all of my friends. *tap tap* Hello? Anyone out there? It sure has been quiet around here lately. I know this is the nature of summer...kids are out of school and buzzing about, everyone's on vacation, unplugging from the blog, so it can be expected. In fact, I'm giving some thought to unplugging myself, in order to fully focus on my family and getting caught up. I've never done this before and it scares me, but in reality, I'm not sure anyone minds so much. It might be healthy. At a minimum, I've planned to eliminate my Friday posts in the month of July. I'll wait for a Muse to come up and tap me on the shoulder before I determine whether I will fully go dark.
So not much to report for the week. We've still been deluged with rain, which upset one night of football camp and horseback riding. Daughter has finished the first session of summer school, and will start round two next Tuesday. Runs and workouts going well. Husband is obsessed with the Euro 2012, particularly because some of the games take place in his hometown Wroclaw, Poland. We had a Cabernet wine tasting last night at my buddy's wine shop, in honor of Father's Day. Our last two volunteer sessions at the animal shelter have been partially focused on HOLDING RABBITS. No, the daughter has not given up on this dream, which you may recall me mentioning last year. Parents are still resisting. This one in particular was the object of much affection. Her name is Valentine.
We all saw Prometheus last Sunday evening, and we LOVED it. Some have disparaged the thing, but we adore these kinds of movies, and it was a serious hit in our family. It is rated R, primarily for two scenes that effectively grossed me out, but didn't phase my two kids. There is very little language, and only implied sex (less explicit than their health classes). My "review" (babbling) is coming tomorrow.
My reading is so freaking slow, I'm driving myself nuts. I did finish "The Innocent" by Taylor Stevens on audio, and I'm completely invested in this series at this point. She rocks. I'm now working my way through Mary Roach's "Spook"...my first Mary Roach! She is a hoot. I did complete "Burrows" by Reavis Wortham and really enjoyed it - much darker than "The Rock Hole". This guy has a literary voice that is really unique and I'm all in at this point. Keep them coming Rev! I just started Alma Katsu's "The Reckoning" (sequel to "The Taker"). I've been waiting for this one and wish I could just lock myself in a room and READ it, and ignore my duties. Alas, my husband and kids want to be fed and require the toilets to be clean. The nerve!
Besides horseback riding and church today, I'm having visions of pool-floating and making my husband fish and chips...his request for Father's Day. We are gearing up for next week, when my husband's Polish nephew and girlfriend comes to visit, and my birthday. I'm having a hard time coming up with something I need. I am hoping that my mom goes for the Amazon gift card (refilling my Kindle needs - hint hint mom!), but what to ask of my hubby? I feel like I have everything I need. I am blessed. Unless you can give me some good ideas! Any suggestions?