These are my favorite parts of my visit:
going for a walk with my dad, just the two of us. We went
to a park we used to go to when I was a little girl.
Going for a ride with my sister in her boyfriend's side by side. We drove on country dirt roads. I felt like a kid again. It was a warm day. The breeze was blowing our hair and the sun was shining on our faces. We laughed and laughed - carefree girls again.
Going to Lake Superior by myself. I drove to Wisconsin Point in the late afternoon. There was one group of people out there, but they were far from my part of the beach. Perfect. Lake Superior is magical.
Seeing a friend that I've known since kindergarten. When we see each other, we pick up our friendship as if time and distance didn't exist.
I have some good news to share. I am no longer teaching a night class. I have taught a night class for 10 years. I will miss my night students. They are terrific, but I wanted to have some free time in the late afternoon and evening. I am teaching summer school during the day until the end of July. I will have August free. Back to school during the day on August 31. What is my plan? I'm going to spend time with my sweet husband, my furry children and...I'm going to...paint! Hooray! Now I have no excuses:)