Oh, what beautiful day.
Today marks my last full week of work before I am on summer vacation as well as Brian's last week of school. That guy that I like is much is also officially off for summer, too.
If you need us, we'll be the house that is still asleep at 6:30am.
Ahhh...I cannot wait.
In the meantime, life goes on. My middle sons truck has had a mystery that was solved, I ate a really incredible breakfast of chilaquiles, made a summer menu plan and created a 'to do' list as well as a 'let's do this' list.
I like lists. The joy of crossing things off cannot even be described. It's the little things, you know.
Last Friday we left town for a quick getaway. First up was a stop at Langer's because seriously, you just haven't lived until you've eaten their pastrami.
If you are ever in LA, stop by and order a #19. Better yet, order two...one for me and one for you.
We then headed towards the dessert. This state of mine is the most incredibly diverse state...we've got the mountains and the snow and the desert and the ocean and the redwoods. Aside from the cost of living, I love it here so very, very much.
We had a mini reunion with family to celebrate my nephews high school graduation. I love my people. A lot.
Their property butts right up to the mojave desert and it is so still and quiet there. Every night they are treated to the most incredible sunsets followed by a glorious sky full of the brightest stars you've ever seen.
I'll be honest, I've felt a bit like our little house on our little street is like a hostel this summer...people are in and out and coming and going. That whole hostel things has left me feeling...well, hostile at times.
Hostel = hostile.
It's also fun and lively and messy and never, ever quiet. Never quiet. Never, ever, ever quiet.
Have I mentioned that it's never quiet?
Once home a last minute dinner invite came and we walked a few houses over for an incredible feast. I love how that happens...how you just need someone to cook for you and then it all works out. I ate so much that I am still full this morning.
Happy and full.
So now the final work push is on. I've got tons of paperwork to do and then the summer can begin. In the meantime, there's a guy to see about some pupusa's and a trip to costco for supplies and a lake to walk around and a bathroom or two to clean.
It all just feels a bit calmer...the whole knowing that summer break is right around the corner. I like that feeling.