Oh hey there!
It's been a while…over a month actually. I've had an interesting summer, to say the least. My pescetarian summer challenge? Went well, I ate more veggies and sushi, and had no shame about eating a tuna sandwich for dinner.
Camp was truly exhausting, my girls really kept me on my toes! As usual, one of my favorite field trips was to the Lake County Fair, where we saw goats
Sheep ready for aerobics
And of course, the Ferris Wheel was the group favorite ride.
I made a few insect friends, namely a katydid on my birthday, and a cicada later that week.
Speaking of my birthday, Adam got me the most beautiful Miyabi chef's knife, which helped me to create a delicious papparadelle dish with tomatoes, basil, and goat cheese from our vacation to Door County.
And about that Door County trip… Adam and I spent a gloriously uneventful 4 days in the northern Wisconsin town of Sister Bay, eating too many cherries, delicious meals, and spending time doing nothing on the shores of Lake Michgan. We took a ferry up to Washington Island, where we visited a 1920s Norwegian church and a farm museum.
When we got back, I met up with some former campers for a little photo shoot. They wanted to surprise their parents with some good pictures of them as a group for their anniversary. I can't believe I met these girls when they were 6!
Finally, after the 10 weeks of camp were over, my sister and I flew off to Key West for a few days of tropical bliss. I managed to get strep and a cold, but we still had a blast.
(at the butterfly conservatory)
Decorated cigars, done by the chef of the amazing Havana 1 restaurant
The remarkable sunset at The Top of La Concha
So much blue!
There are a lot more photos on my Facebook album. Check them out here!
So now, here I sit, the day before I go into school for the first time for the 2013-2014 school year (my 11th year teaching!) wondering what the year will hold. I'm co-teaching this year, which is an adventure in itself (50 kids, 2 teachers, 1 subject!) and I'm spending time and energy working on myself. What that holds for the blog, I don't know. If I cook or make something wonderful, I'll be sure to share it with you.
This definitely isn't goodbye. This is a "Thank you" for sticking with me, and a "see you soon"!