Summertime

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Rachael at Glacier National Park

Escape oven temps
Hike Glacier National Park
Sweet summertime snow

Last Tuesday the girls and I were eating dinner and Gretchen complained about her day spent cleaning. I said, Well I was busy doing laundry all day so your sister can pack. It’s good to clean for when you leave someday. You don’t want to live in a pigpen.

I’m leaving Sunday!?

Rachael laughs and I said, Oh yeah we’re sending Rachael off on Saturday and giving you the boot Sunday. Then Rachael said, She said someday.

Meanwhile Phoenix has been hot this summer. We’ve been 110 or higher more than average. On Father’s Day we hit 118! AND lost our electricity for a couple hours.

Sweet summertime sweat
Electricity cuts out
Hottest day of year

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What’s in a Name?

Gretchen

Great job
Reaching the end of
Eighth grade
Time passes quickly
Culminating years prove
How much you’ve grown
Eager to commence
Next chapter in life

gretchen 8th grade promotion

Back in April I wrote about the Peace Bridge. It was a piece I was working on that happened to fit the napowrimo prompt that day. No, I did not submit to the bridge submission call? Did anyone reading this submit one? My youngest graduated from 8th grade on May 21st and I did write her a praise poem instead of a letter. The day before, May 20th was Rachael’s 17th birthday. We were scrambling to replace her summer class as the photography one she was enrolled in was cancelled.

Now Rachael is busy with her new summer class – psych 101; dad just returned from a business trip to Cali; and Gretchen and I are sitting on our hands waiting for July. Gretchen Hosking, you’re an eighth grade graduate, now what? I’m going to Disneyland 😀

Summer vacation
travel plans to Disneyland
diamond jubilee

If you enjoy name acrostics, keep on eye on Silver Birch Press. You could learn how I came across my name.