Happy Summer, everyone! I can say that now that we have officially passed the summer solstice. Of course, the day after we do, our humidity climbs into the 90 percent range and temperatures jump up as well. Then again, it would not be summer without warm, humid days.
This week was MUCH calmer, thank goodness. Nothing but marching band practice and that’s about it. I honestly did not know what to do with myself. Considering how exhausted I was all week long, I obviously was not adjusting well to a more relaxed schedule. This week, I have to register Holly for her summer dance classes, so we will see how much that relaxing schedule will change after the Fourth of July holiday.
Yesterday saw us at Jim’s company picnic. We had some nasty storms on Friday night, complete with flooding, but we thought nothing of it as we walked up to the picnic area. Then we saw the plywood that had been strategically placed around the sign-in area and the beer tent. One step onto the grassy area towards the tents, and we knew why people were walking around without their shoes. The grass was completely flooded and on its way to becoming a muddy mess. Each step saw our feet submerging into cold, muddy water. It was uncomfortable and just crazy. It is a shame too because the company really did go all out for the picnic. They had so much food, enough for triple the amount of people who actually came. The catering company they hired even came in costume since the theme was Pirates. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate for next year’s event.
Jim is heading back to California for a week, but before he goes, we are spending the afternoon at Miller Park for another Brewers’ baseball game. Today is Polish Heritage Day, and since 50 percent of my DNA is also of Polish decent, it was a game I could not miss. That and the Polish Sausage bobblehead. It’s all about priorities.
My switch to WordPress.org and self-hosting is getting closer. I’ve been working with Kayleen from Booyah Creative all week on the redesign, and we are almost ready to start the transfer. In fact, we are talking about doing it some time this week. Yikes! I’m excited and nervous. It helps that Kayleen has been SO awesome through this whole thing, being incredibly patient with all my stupid questions and utter cluelessness. The redesign is just gorgeous and exactly what I was hoping to accomplish. I cannot wait to show it off to everyone. In the meantime, stay tuned for any further announcements.
Reviewed this week:
- American Savage by Dan Savage
- A Girl Like You by Maureen Lindley
- Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell
- Stoker’s Manuscript by Royce Prouty
Now I have to go get ready to cheer on my Brewers. Have a great Sunday and happy reading!
Thanks, Michelle! Have a great week!
Happy Summer! Sounds like you've been busy. Good luck with the transfer. Looking forward to seeing your new design. 🙂
I have been hesitant too, but I am so sick of Google dictating everything. And even though they insist we own our work, I'm not confident that they are always going to say that. And I'm still pissed about Google Reader. LOL!
Thanks, Tif! I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything is a smooth transition and next week all will be well.
Thanks! I love my bobblehead too!
Oh, I am not conservative. At. All. I think it would be a cold day in hell before I would read something by Michael Savage. Now Dan Savage I could read forever. He's just great!
If the work that has been done to date is any indication, it is actually not that bad. Of course, I chickened out and hired someone to do it for me!
LOL! I do too. They are so much fun!
I've always been afraid to change from blogspot to something else. I'm not too tech savvy. Good luck
Happy Sunday to you as well!! I cannot wait to hear how the actual transfer goes once it is complete as well as what you think about the switch in general. Definitely keep us posted!!
Lol – love the polish sausage bobblehead! Good luck with the move to WordPress and self-hosting!
First, I'm super excited for you going to WP.org. I think you're going to like it…if you don't already. Second, I have to tell you something sort of funny. I initially saw just the title of your post about Dan Savage's book. For some reason, my mind went to Savage Nation, a conservative talk radio show that I've only caught snippets of and hated and I thought that's who you were reading. When I learned that his name is Michael Savage, I was so happy and also when I saw the subject of Dan Savage's book. I'm not going to lie: I let out a "whew" when I saw you weren't reading Michael Savage. 😉
I am looking forward to seeing your new design! I have been toying with moving to WP but keep chickening out.
Happy summer Michelle! Yahoo for the Polish bobblehead, lol, love those darn things!