2. Rain. This summer in the Northeast has been absolutely sensational weather wise and I have truly appreciated it. I have logged in many fabulous days at the beach which is always one of my favorite things to do. But, and isn't there always a but, I have missed having rainy let's lay around and read days. Plus there are some really great rainy day pictures to be taken.
3. My daughter and her friends made a montage together and I am just waiting for them to finish and I will post it and the story behind the song soon. She really has quite the eye and she has spent many hours helping me and practicing on her own. We were in charge of the slide show for her graduation from elementary school this year and it wouldn't have been nearly as successful without her help.
4. We have listened to the whole Percy Jackson series on CD this summer and I have loved it. When I look back on this summer, these stories will definitely help define it. Also through listening I have rediscovered some of the things about the Greek myths including the expression fatal flaw. I have long felt when it comes to my kids that their greatest strengths are often also their greatest weaknesses which come to find out (or maybe just recall it could have been stuck in my subconscious) is a hero's fatal flaw in Greek mythology.
5. A book that I read this summer was Katrina Kenison's "The Gift of an Ordinary Day". Some of her ideas really hit home for me. Of course I can't seem to find the quote that most struck me but here is another one talking about teens and kids today: "...worth is measured by what they have and do, who they hang out with, how they dress, talk and perform in classrooms and athletic fields - external yardsticks that don't even begin to reflect the inner life of soul, imagination, curiosity, character and desire."
6. Enough random thoughts, I have included some pictures of the light on the boat as well as a couple of my favorite rainy pictures which were taken in the spring, we have very rarely needed sweatshirts or umbrellas this summer.