Here is the prompt from over at Revgalblogpals for the Friday Five.
“In my neck of the woods folks who have children of a certain age are doing a dead sprint through end of school year activities: piano recitals, baseball tournaments, travel soccer games, gymnastics meets, dance recitals, graduations, band concerts, field trips and end-of-the year fill in the blank.
I’m ready for Summer. True, I still have to work, but I’m ready for a different rhythm, some more free space to do stuff and the trips we have planned.
Please tell us five things you are doing this Summer.
Bonus? One thing you’re not doing, but WANT to be doing.”
Here are mine:
1. General Assembly
The Presbyterian Church USA is having its meeting of the General Assembly in Pittsburgh, PA the first week of July. Looking forward to serving as Boise Presbytery’s clergy commissioner to this assembly. I will also by the Vice Moderator of one of the GA committees, so I head to Louisville for a few days this next week for leader training.
We had a great family vacation planned to Yosemite, and then my son’s soccer team took 2nd at State last weekend and has been invited to the runner up tourney in Denver the same week. So half of the family is headed to Yosemite to meet up with my inlaws and enjoy the most beautiful place on earth. And I will be going to Denver for the tourney with my son. Yes, I could have sent him with another family, but I am starting to realize that in the blink of an eye (two more years) he will be off to college and I won’t be able to go with him then. (Right? Has anyone figured that out? I will have to let him go by himself I think or I’ll be the stalker mom crazy lady.) So, while it is still socially acceptable to spend time with my child, I will.
3. High School Reunion
They say a lady never reveals her age, but since I am no lady, I can tell you that I am excited about attending my 25th High School Reunion! (You can do the math!) Lewis and Clark High School in Spokane was a great place to live through the 80’s and I can’t wait to see all of my high school friends. Can’t. Wait.
I love pie. I don’t eat nearly enough of it. And so I am going to make lots of pie this summer. Raspberry. Rhubarb. Blackberry. Blueberry. Apple.
We have purchased our tickets again and are excited about a summer of Shakespeare under the stars at the Idaho Shakespeare Festival! It is one of our favorite things to do in Boise. We pack a picnic and enjoy our meal and a few bottles of wine while we enjoy the show. I will probably also make this beet salad for at least one of the performances. (I add goat cheese when I serve the salad. And if I can find the lavender infused goat cheese at Boise’s farmer’s market, I buy that!)
I have a few other trips planned for a wedding, a Montreat Youth Conference, and All Church Camp in Sun Valley. And I will try to fit in as many outdoor summer concerts as I can (Wilco, Counting Crows, Jane’s Addiction on the calendar so far) but that’s summer for me!