A few months ago I traveled to Ione CA where I visited with two of my favorite bookseller friends. One flew in from Virginia and the other from Texas. We had an fabulous weekend of thrifting, spending time on our computers (yet holding conversations with each other) and getting to know each other in person. I found this mod patio umbrella at an estate sale that we went to for $20. I had planned on selling it until I realized that I not only could use the umbrella on my deck but where would I find another one that was so perfect for me? Last night the children and I dined under it's cheerful floral cover.
Keiran finished school yesterday and Cerys finished last Friday. Our yearly tradition is always to stop for ice cream. Now that we live in Sebastopol, we spend this tradition at Screamin' Mimi's (the ice cream shop from Judy Moody books). I enjoyed vanilla ice cream drenched in delicious espresso.
Here's to an incredible summer.