And just like that, its over. Summer is gone. Well, not really its going to be 80 all week but the calendar says its fall and school is starting this week so its ovah. You can something is going on. This is our 8th (wow) year of living in/near a college town and you can always feel the buzz when the students come back. I sort of hate it, it’s busier and annoying (er) and more cell phonyer- oh and my favorite, ugg’ier! Dude the number of Uggs on campus per square foot has got to be 14. Though, after our first winter here I am a little easier on the girls who think they are cute since it is often below zero here. Then again I sort of like it too, even if its only because it means I can make a pot of chili and light a candle at 6pm because its already dark out.
Anyway, where was I? Right, Summer is over. We took our last road trip this weekend and I am exhausted! When you have a baby toddlerNathan (what is he at 11.2 months?) the amount of prep it takes to go away for a weekend is about the same as going away for a week. I decided to take it easy this time and just toss some stuff together the morning we left. HAHAHHA! Now I know why I am so detail oriented. I forgot, Nate’s pj’s, shampoo, conditioner, hell- hair products- all of them- well lets just go with toiletries and say I used Nate’s toothbrush because all I packed from my bathroom was makeup. Thank goodness we stayed in a nice place so the shampoo and conditioner didn’t make my hair look or feel like hay. We had a great weekend! I had high hopes for Pittsburgh, we were told we would like it and it was pretty. Well, it was so-so and it was not pretty. Not the parts we saw anyway. We stayed near the airport and spent some time downtown near the Pirates stadium which hello, that side of the river is SCARY! We went swimming and out for nice meals and got wine and cheesecake after Nate went to bed and had a really great time.
The hotels we stayed in this summer have inspired us to overhaul our bedroom next. By overhaul I mean everything but the carpet is going. I/we have had the same bedroom set (bedding included) for ever. Ever being, 10 years, the exact lengh of our relationship. It has served us well, in all of its super cheap Ikea glory but its so ugly to us now. The room is not our style or our taste, white walls, white wood blinds- blank, bland, boring. I loved this stuff 10 years ago but I have changed and it needs to as well. We are toying with ideas of what we want and plan to make it our Christmas gift to eachother. I am super excited! You know I love a project and super love one that involves so much shopping. We have really similar taste so it’s fun and pretty easy for us to shop for stuff together. We will also revamp our master bath a bit too with new paint and accessories.
So, summer is over and my big green house book is out for the duration. My scrapbook stuff is finding its way out of the closet and I am making a vegetable soup and manicotti this week (despite the temps). Summer 08 was a good one, but I am ready to move on to fall.