Sunday, June 27, 2010

Weekend Update

We've been camping in Michigan for one week and we made it out alive.  I love camping but I kissed my [dirty] carpet so thankful  am I to be home!! Camping makes one appreicate home so much...the indoor plumbing, the kitchen sink,  baths, wifi, the ice box, a roof!   We went to Michigan so teenage son could fish and so sweetheart husband could run the Charlevoix Marathon [his 10th].  I planned to have some marathon reading sessions in-between adventures.  My reading dreams are always bigger than reality.  I did spend a fair amount of time with my lovely  in-laws and enjoyed a wine-tasting with them (quietly, just the 3 of us).

What I did read:

Maggie's Door by Patricia Reilly Giff (yes, I started off easy but it was good and I love Giff)
Serena by Ron Rash (oh, my)

What I'm still reading:

Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs (lighter reading after Serena)
Singing for Mrs. Pettigrew by Michael Morpurgo (still, I know, V and A)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (I'm on chapter 10 with peaceful girl-oh what joy to be rereading this aloud for another child!!)

What I carried  all the way to Michigan and back without reading:

 The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alen Bradley (even though I'm really looking forward to this one)

I also did a little knitting and worked a large crossword, which are both easy activities to do while riding in the passenger's  seat so I can talk to driving husband.   I'm so grateful for his driving abilities!!  Love you. 

We had very sporadic cell and wifi service and it was refreshing to be off the grid.  I did have two posts pre-written before our departure last Saturday and I was thrilled with how well my Father's Day tribute turned out.  It is difficult for teenagers to be without their technology but I love to watch my son fish much more than play FIFA soccer on his ipod.  Stepdaughter is still waiting to hear about housing assignments at Oberlin so had to check email each time we landed at a cafe.  Please...she wants the new green choice available only to freshman!!!  [waving magic mama wand]

I have several posts to write about camping and knitting as well as the books I finished.
As I browsed through other blogs tonight, touching base with many on my blog roll, I saw lots of challenge up-dates (woe is me!)  I need to get my reading in gear!! 
Now that our major vacation is done and checked off my summer to-do list and number one son is off for a month camping with grandparents I may have tiime to read a few  many days away~in my hammock. 

Now since I am very sleep deprived [how much sleep do you really get in a tent while it is downpouring?] I need to get some rest.  No alarm.

What about your week...what fantastic and marvelous adventures did you have?