Oh, a long weekend! The fabulous start of the summer season. We'll be heading up to Steamboat for a lacrosse tournament and I can't wait. As excited as I am for our weekend in the high country, I may be more eager for the drive up. I love it when we're all in the car together for road trips. The three hour drive to Steamboat is just about right. Any longer and I start to think flying might have been a better option. Road trips are a bit of a challenge for me though - I get so sleepy with the movement of the car - even a drive to the grocery store can leave me feeling a little drowsy. But I'm pretty good at getting to Steamboat without giving into my body's desire to drift of to dreamland and I don't want to miss this time. Three hours together inside a Volvo, with snacks, music and virtually no cell phones sounds like a slice of heaven.
Prior to departure though, I have to get the house in a better condition than our usual standard of slightly unkempt, but not quite trashed. I can't stand coming back from a relaxing time away to a messy house. I like the beds made, dishes put away and everything picked up. I think it lessens the shock to my system caused by returning home after a few days with the benefit of housekeeping services. A massive vacuuming is certainly in order this morning. We have a 'no shoes in the house' policy, but I think it's being violated regularly. While I was making some toast today I noticed our floor looked like something you'd see under a stadium seat. We have bits of grass, money, flower petals, a gum wrapper, some lacrosse shooting strings, corn chip scraps, and peanuts under our table and along the bottom of our cabinets. Disturbingly, I don't even remember buying peanuts.
I'm wearing this:
I feel a very bohemian summer coming on.
And I'd like to wish my sweet Geoffrey a happy anniversary for tomorrow. It's been quite an adventure together and I'm happy to say, while we've had some wonderful times, I like where we are today more than any place we've been so far. I love you!
gratitude: quick delivery for internet orders, sitting outside at night, pedicures, long weekends
thanks and love.