"Summertime...and the living is easy"
I've been taking it easy from the blogging world for the past couple of weeks. I honestly just needed a bit of a break. Don't we all need that at one time or another? Nothing much has been happening in the Small Town, so I haven't had a whole lot to talk about. Weird...I know. Even for me!
I have spent the past couple of weeks involved in Beverly Lewis' "Abram's Daughters" series. I just needed a break from my usual mystery/whodunit books. Plus, I've always been fascinated with the Amish way of life. I'm too much of a modern convenience type girl to ever consider living in that world. Plus, I'm almost legally blind, so I would have to wear glasses instead of contacts. That one thing would keep me in the modern world! Not to mention no internet/air conditioning. Yep, God put me just where I need to be!
CH spent 1 1/2 weeks in DC for work. YS & I talked about going up on the "Megabus" and staying a few days, but then decided to just be homebodies. The Megabus is a bus that runs from Knoxville to DC. It would've cost me $22 to ride up and taken a couple more hours than driving. ( Sometimes you can get tickets for as little as $8.) There is internet service available, too. CH rode it up last time he had to go up and said it wasn't bad at all.
OS is busy working on the river as a raft guide. He took a class last week to be certified as a white water rescuer. (I think that's what it is, anyway!) He is really enjoying living and working on the river.
MS is taking his Freshman English this summer at a community college. He didn't take it last school year because he didn't want it to mess up his GPA. He said that at his first class, the instructor told them that they were going to take an hour and get to know each other, because she thought it was important for them to get the college experience. Then it hit me that he was probably in there with kids that just graduated from high school. So, yeah, he's thinking he's the BMOC (Big Man on Campus). He's also working as a sub at the swimming pool.
YS is just taking it easy, practicing on his bass guitar. He has band camp starting on 5 July. They do a week at the school, then go away to a college for the 2nd week. Then, he'll have a week off before school starts. I know it's early, but the school system is on a "modified year-round" schedule. They rotate going to school for 9 weeks, then 2 weeks off. It made total sense until this past year when they went to trimesters instead of semesters. Now the breaks come at a weird time of the trimester instead midway in the semester.
Hope everybody is doing well! I'm off to visit and see what everybody has been up to!