Monday, July 5, 2010

Summer Days

It's already July and full summer here in Minnesota. Yesterday was the annual neighborhood parade complete with:

- Marching Girl Scouts (including me and my daughter),
- The Pig's Eye Jass Band,
- Patriotic Essay Winners riding in a convertible,
- Seniors from Park Home in their wheelchairs,
- The Anaphylactic and Food Allergy group,
- Friends of the Library,
- Some bagpipers,
- Some clowns,
- A fire engine,
- & lastly neighborhood kids on decorated bikes and wagons.

The rain held off and the parade was fun, as was the picnic that followed in the park. Ahhh. It's summer time. Time for some good summer reading.

I'm reading several summer books. One is FODOR'S CHICAGO 2010 because we're planning a trip in August. My daughter has a fascination (obsession) with Al Capone, so we'll be doing the Gangster Tour while we're there. To prepare, my daughter is reading AL CAPONE: A BIOGRAPHY by Luciano Iorizzo.

I, on the other hand, am working on THE NEW YORK TIMES MILD CROSSWORDS. These 150 "very easy puzzles" are fun because I can actually complete one with only two or three cheats! I'm obviously not a crossword master.

I'm also reading:
WOMEN, FOOD, AND GOD by Geneen Roth
WELL BEING by Tom Rath and Jim Harter
ON THE BLUE COMET by Rosemary Wells

Whew! Like I told Hans the other day - we need to add an 8th day to each week just for reading! Wouldn't that be great? Happy summer reading everyone.