Monday, July 26, 2010

different from what any one supposed, and luckier

i cut a whole bunch of hydrangea from the yard. seeing it around the house makes me feel like a gardener, even though i actually have nothing to do with it.

it also makes me feel like i'm really reveling in the summer. it's pretty easy to be content here in maine when it's summertime. the air feels so good these days, warm and breezy. my favorite smell is that icy-edged ocean air that blows through the windows at night.

we haven't had too much time for lounging on the beach or anything, but still it's been such a nice long, slow summer.

and as far as what everyone's up to, here's a brief rundown:

mark and i are trying to squeeze out as much milo in maine as we can, given limited resources and various issues here and there. we are also getting some house projects done and keeping the weeds at bay in our yard.

zoë is employed at a "fast food franchise," as she puts it. she wears a very special polo shirt and visor to work. she is working a bunch of hours, putting lots of money in the bank, and continuing to job hunt. she is making the most of her days off, heading to the beach today with miss gliss and to funtown tomorrow with gliss and maggie.

isaac has been speeding through his summer reading for school (so far, he's read and written about the absolutely true diary of a part-time indian and the curious incident of the dog in the night-time), writing a screenplay, filming short movies, playing video games with his friend anthony, playing poker with his friend jack, riding his bike around town, and getting involved with blunt youth radio.

as for minnow, he spent those really hot days looking for the zipper on his dog costume, but he's feeling much better now.


Melissa Crowe said...

It's funny you mention the weeds because we saw (your) Mark in the front yard yesterday and (my) Mark said, "I keep seeing them doing yard work--are they trying to sell their house?" ;-)

Liz Woodbury said...

we're not going anywhere!!