It's summer! Class is over for a couple of months, my parents have been to visit and help, the flowers are blooming, and I have just one more deadline to go. After tomorrow, no more six-day-work weeks. I think. And then it will really be summer. I haven't forgotten Read for Fun 2011. It's coming soon!
In the meantime, for my very first summer event I spent a couple of wonderful days in Virginia last week, celebrating my father's birthday with an evening at Wolf Trap listening to The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Always amazing.
And then there's the reason I've been eating vegetables like crazy. It's to make up for the ice cream.
and Stracciatella ice cream - David Leibowitz's vanilla ice cream from The Perfect Scoop, with a stream of dark chocolate drizzled into the ice cream in the last moments of churning.
Usually, this particular "I just want to eat ice cream" phase of summer doesn't last long. I can only hope. Or maybe I could change to snow cones?