I'm still here! Still alive.
I've put off blogging since we went to Lake Tahoe earlier this month, because I planned to do a big post-Tahoe post and show you all the cool things we did. And we really did have a great family time -- we hiked, we biked, we rafted down the mellow Truckee river. We even had a black bear go loping through the backyard of our cottage. (No photos of that, it happened so fast.)
But returning to post-vacation life, with its attendant laundry, laziness, and lack of anticipation, has left me feeling really blah. I could blame the kids, and how they're constantly here, they're constantly behind my desk chair, bickering and whining and wanting apples sliced up. (Because God forbid they'd have to eat, like, a whole apple.)
It's not really the kids, because I could blog after bedtime (though bedtime averages around 10 this summer). I think that this summer has sort of sucked my creative juices dry, and there's nothing I really feel a need to talk about much.
In a nutshell, Tahoe was beautiful, if crowded, and we'd like to go back again, but as the husband says (quoting me), it's a great big world and there's a lot to see. Meaning, we're not the type of family who repeats going to the same spots over and over. (With the exception of Palm Springs. But that's like, totally different.)
Right now, there are no upcoming trips, except the ones to the mall, to buy the kids new shoes and argue about why I won't spend that same amount of money at Build-A-Bear or Game Stop or etc. etc.
Alright then. School starts in just over 2 weeks. I'll probably be back with a real honest-to-God and enthusiastic post before then, but no promises.
Until then, here's one of my favorite photos, from the 400+ we took during the Tahoe trip. I have a lot of gorgeous shots of the lake, but neither the time or inclination to sort through and edit them quite yet.