So – what have you guys been doing?
June and July, in a nutshell:
And a full-on show at the High Dive.
There was a party later.
The neighborhood had a corn dog party.
The breadseed poppies bloomed.
The Solstice came.
Lilly went to Cousins’ Camp in Springfield.
Cody came down for his birthday and the 4th of July, also in Springfield.
Jim & I went with friends to a “back-alley dinner” at Black Dog. It sounds terrible, but it was excellent. Smuttynose was the featured brewery.
We had our Seventh Annual B-K Dessert Party. Darth Vader stood watch.
Then I went to the Pitchfork Music Festival. Cody was working as the festival photographers’ assistant, but he made sure I was taken care of.
I wound up seeing a bunch of people I knew from the Days of Yore, which was mindblowing on a couple levels. And – I saw bands. I was there primarily to see Fleet Foxes, however. They were great, though I think I prefer them indoors, where I can hear every last thing they’re doing. This will happen October 1, when they play the Chicago Theatre.
Then it got hot. It went beyond summer hot and into this-is-kind-of-weird hot. I love summer, but even I thought it was a little scary. Mr. Teacups got sick, we think because of the heat, but then he got better. The tomatoes basically stopped producing. It rained one time in 3+ weeks.
We got Lilly’s student ID for her new school. We still need to buy her books, because summer isn’t over, damn it. She starts in 13 days.
Lilly and I spent a day swimming at my friend B’s house. She lives in Munster, IN – home to Three Floyds and not far from Chicago- and has a beautiful home and pool.
And now we’re here, early August. Jim and I have been married 11 years today.