Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sunday Salon


Family and Life:
We had one week in between our two vacations. My daughter did dance camp (no big surprise there) and I played with Photoshop a bunch, going through all the photos I took at Stanford. I also got the idea of going through iPhoto and deleting all those fuzzy, too dark, too light, duplicate photos. I astonished myself by reducing my 11,000+ photos down to 4,500! It felt so good!

On Friday we flew up to Seattle where we stayed the night at my friend Bruce's house. He and I have been really good friends since 8th grade (that's 33 years in case you're keeping track) and I think his wife is terrific, too (I know we'll do a lot of laughing this week). They have three children all around my daughter's age so we're hoping our vacation together is a huge success.

Yesterday we all drove from their house on Bainbridge Island to Anacortes where we caught the ferry over to Orcas Island, our home for the week. A trip that should have taken about 3.5 hours ended up taking 9.5 door-to-door due to just-missed ferries along the way. We've rented a house through Vacation Rentals By Owner, which I highly recommend. We finally arrived at 9:30pm, pretty tired and frazzeled, but a family of deer were waiting to greet us so that was pretty special.... now if we can just see an Orca while we're here

Work:
Best news... confirmation that my job is 100% next year! Wahoooooo! What a relief

Books and Reading:
I am still cruising along with the Shantaram read-a-long and am two thirds of the way through it. I only brought my iPad with me on the vacation so will read whatever I've got on it this week.

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