On the up side, getting reinfested gave me an excuse to hunt down those old flea posts, which provided a nice bout of nostalgia for the blog's early glory days. 12 comments! (Okay to be fair most of them are from me, Rebecca, Linda, Matt, Ellen and Jenna, which still pretty accurately describes our commentorship. But still!) I had also forgotten how I used to call R's dozens of painful, blistering flea bites his leprosy. In retrospect that was probably much funnier for me than for him. And our marathon, weeks-long game of Nertz! That's pretty much all we did for the entire 3-day ferry trip up to Alaska. Five years ago. Wow.
Since last we spoke I have been to opposite coasts and am now enjoying a brief period of respite before L&R's wedding in Minnesota next month! Before my conference in DC a couple of weekends ago I stole two days with Carly in Baltimore which was utterly delightful. Then R&I jetted off to Seattle for our annual family visit, including lots of quality time with The Nephs and New Neph (who, as you'll recall, is in fact a girl. Sorry, kid. It was the best nickname we could come up with). More on that to come, but in the meantime R has put up some select photos (R's sexyface in the mandated-for-entry chocolate factory hairnet is a highlight, but feel free to check them all out). (Please also note that I just tripled our blog traffic by writing the word "sexyface.")
Here in Austin things are about the same... it may be June 21st but summer has already been in full swing here for at least a month, with heat indexes in the high 90s and free-flowing margaritas. Saturday night we went out into the country for another one of our patented BBQ and dancehall adventures, this time in celebration of Quincy's 40th, which as usual involved copious amounts of meat and two-stepping. Just another weekend here in Texas.
Happy summer y'all!