This has been the CRAZIEST summer reading program I have ever seen at the library – constantly busy, every day, with almost no down time – and considering that this is my ninth summer at the library, that’s saying something. Mind you, a crazy busy summer at the library is a very good problem to have!
So this is just a very quick update on my summer, all aspects (with, of course, some cat photos!):
Great programs so far this summer at the library, including the annual Ice Cream Social, a concert with the Toe Jam Puppet Band, stories with Mark Binder, hula hooping with Pinto Bella Hoops, a Historical Sword Demonstration with Jeff Goodhind and Jeff Lord, four book group meetings, and storytimes. And lots and lots and lots of kids doing huge amounts of reading (and collecting prizes and working towards their summer reading bookplates).
Home improvement projects are continuing as we can find time to do them. We priced out buying new kitchen cabinets from Home Depot, and realized that it would be cheaper for Jim to build our new cabinets – so that is Jim’s current project. The quote from the electrician for the necessary work in the kitchen should be coming in soon, hopefully low enough that we can afford it, and then we need to figure out our timeline and finally finish off that kitchen.
Needless to say, this summer’s vacation week will be a staycation yet again, both because we need to fund the home improvement projects, and also because we need some time to do them! And Jim is picking up quite a few gigs this summer, including one during our summer vacation. (Acton Boxborough Farmer’s Market, Sunday, August 24.)
And the cats are doing very well. No longer kittens, they are still not adults, and exhibit some rather annoying behaviors still (such as chewing power cords), but they are wonderful little buggers and we love them very much. Moses is absolutely huge now, probably well over fifteen pounds, and the girls, Millie and Moxie, are adorably normal-sized. (See photos below.) We still feed Mommy Cat every day, and I’m trying to see if I can make friends with her, though her continued skittishness makes me think that she truly is feral.
And that’s it! The quick summer update!