Sunday, February 22, 2009

Summertime

My own private Idaho.

Thinking about and planning for this summer is the number one survival tactic I have for this semester. I traded a lot to go to school right now, and it's really been a bummer. BUT....

I have a lot to look forward to. I'm going home.

My friend somehow roped me into a half marathon in May. Admittedly, she didn't have to try, I want to do it. A good kickstart to the summer and tangible goal to work towards. I have two triathlons scheduled for August - that as a first training milestone of the season seems appropriate. Anyone wanna join in? May 16, Boise, Famous Potato. There's a whole and a half, Lucky Peak to Ann Morrison. Badass. ;)

My grandparents, all four of them, are stunning people - I can't wait to spend more time learning from them. It's amazing to be able to know them well and hear their stories, collected over rich lifetimes of experience. They all have a great sense of humor, and are the best company. Tonight my mom's parents were laughing about their memory slipping. Grandma said "We have a new policy. If I can't remember it, and he can't remember it," points at Grandpa, and both say "to hell with it!" laughing and grinning from ear to ear.

Thanks to the help of a former supervisor at the first ski school I worked for, I've landed my summer dream job. It looks like I'll be crashing at the family cabin, riding a road bike to and from work, and getting paid to raft a favorite section. Best of all, I get to be in IDAHO. Shh, don't tell, but it is by far the most immaculate of all states. SHH! ;)

4 comments:

Leah Marie said...

I miss Idaho. *sigh*

Destiny said...

Ahh! A half marathon? You rock! I am jealous of your summer plans. You should come see me before you get too organic, cough down some DC smog.

Kim W said...

I had to visit your blogsite for a bit of cheering up. Thanks for writing the things you do that make me smile... thanks for pulling me out of the doldrums I've been mired in these past couple of days. You are my ray of sunshine! And I can't wait to rock the 1/2 with ya!

Kim

Becky said...

I love your writing. I hope you do spend the summer at the cab...I think you would enjoy it. I know I would.
Love you...mom