Monday, September 2, 2013

See How We Are: Take Two

We did not have the summer we planned. The list of things that derailed us is long and fairly complicated and mostly health related. A detached retina and a bone graft - that's about all it took to make us cry uncle, cancel our vacation, shelter in place, circle the wagons and spend the summer taking care of each other, which is, in retrospect, not a bad way to spend a season.

Max had adventures of his own this summer.

Strings Camp at Texas State University 

Tornado Relief in Moore, Oklahoma

And now it is Labor Day. (Cue The Internationale.) Max has the first week of seventh grade successfully under his belt. Frank's classes met last week. I am in the process of excavating my desk from beneath a summer's worth of neglect. We are together, avoiding the heat, enjoying each other, which is, I believe, a very good way to begin a new season.


  1. Happy Fall! May you have health and happiness the rest of the year and beyond. Seventh grade? Oh my.

  2. It sounds to me like you had the very best of summers (minus health crises, of course) and a most wonderful start to a new season.

  3. Thank you, Heather. Thank you, Karen.

  4. I just can't get over that picture of me holding the brick. The lighting is just perfect.