I actually read people’s xangas tonight…yay for me.

Things have been a mixture of over-relaxing and being super-busy since school/work let out at the end of May.  Right now I am housesitting for a couple from shul while they’re in Ireland for 2 1/2 weeks, which leaves me with internet access for a while, even if it’s a slow connection.  After housesitting here, I’ll be home for 3 or 4 days, and then will be housesitting for another couple for 10 days.

This past weekend was our shul’s “Camping Extravaganza”….it was fun, even if we were camping in a suburb of Denver and not in real wilderness.  Emily and I called it an ‘extended picnic’….Services were beautiful, and I had fun hanging out late at night around the campfire.  The downside of it all was that I didn’t have padding between me and the hard ground except for my sleeping bag and one blanket, so I ended up bruising my hips…in case you didn’t know, I bruise easily.  I played a game of volleyball with a group, and felt like I was back in my “Volleyball for Dummies” days, which was cool….Oh, and I want to thank the Youngs once again for letting me camp with them (and thanks to Scott & Anna, who offered to let me camp with them)!

Besides the campout, I also went to Ruth’s graduation party, where they served gyros and watermelon, among other things!  YUM!  And Ruth sang us a couple of opera pieces, which were beautiful….

Sunday afternoon was Corinne’s bridal shower.  It was fun, especially when I got to sit and hang out with Jess and Amy afterwards.  And I ended up winning a beautiful pink journal as a prize for the clothespin game/for being one of the last people at the shower. 

Tonight Debbie called me and we ended up talking for about an hour and a half, which was nice…I miss my siblings, especially her….I barely get to see any of them, even those who live within the same state (and even those in the same city)….

Anyway, this weekend is Connie Stutzer’s Bat Mitzvah, and I’m teaching Shabbat School…. Hopefully the kids will behave so I’m not all stressed out by the end of service.

Oh, and if anyone is interested, I just finished a great book called “Around Sarah’s Table”.  It’s the story of 10 Hasidic women as they share about their lives and their faith.  I really enjoyed getting a glimpse into that lifestyle, and there were some great truths within.

Anyway, hope everyone has a wonderful week!