Birthday party prep part one: lentil salad. Yum. (Then I vacuumed, and then I made chocolate cake.)
Okay, summer is in full swing, now. I realize I was just waiting for my birthday to notice. The campus is suddenly overrun with younger kids taking summer classes — I emerged from the underground lair yesterday afternoon into a flock of sketchers drawing our building, and this morning, by the memorial reflecting pool, a group of kids sitting on the granite benches were furiously writing essays.
A few more hours here and then I’m off home to finish up the prep — removing rotting wild plums and spiderwebs from the outdoor furniture and getting the bonfire ready to go, and carrying all the suitcases back down to the basement.
Imagine what out house would look like if we never had anyone over.