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May 25, 2012

summer season begins in … uh, now!
posted by soe 11:25 pm

Memorial Day weekend kicks off the beginning of the summer season, and the weather is clearly well-aware with high temperatures expected to be in the 90s.

In between trying to remain cool, I plan to:

  • Finish the Mosaica socks. The last round of Sock Madness starts in the morning. I bought more white yarn, as it was clear I was going to run out in the home stretch.
  • Read The Enchantress, which came out on Tuesday. I am so looking forward to this series finale. I may well take my signed copy of the book, a thermos of tea, and our camping hammock up to the park and read it beneath a tree. [As a side note, if Michael Scott does a reading anywhere near where you live, I suggest going. He is my favorite author to see in person — and it is not, as he suggested, because of the lilt. It’s because he really takes the time to listen to the questions the kids ask him and thoughtfully considers his answer to each one. And when he runs out of time to answer them publicly, he makes sure that kids know they’re welcome to come up and ask him while he signs books.]
  • Michael Scott Promotes The Enchantress at Politics and Prose

  • Have a picnic with John and Nicole, who arrived home from Albany too late tonight for our planned excursion to the Yards.
  • Pick more strawberries and peas at the garden.
  • Go swimming. The pools open for the year tomorrow.
  • Make popsicles. I didn’t get around to my planned trial last weekend.
  • Attend a barbecue. Megan has proposed one on Monday, and I hope to cross the Potomac in pursuit of fake meat cooked over a contained fire.
  • Go to a movie. There are several to choose from.
  • Do a few chores: laundry, change the sheets, put away the winter clothes (the summer ones got taken care of last weekend).
  • Drink strawberry daiquiris. Because isn’t that what summer is all about?
  • What are you hoping to do this weekend?

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