Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hi! Ho! Hi! Ho!    In Less than a Week ~ I go....

I will be back at work -- making a "little spending money".
I love my job! Teaching is so rewarding and so much fun!
I must admit...I will miss SUMMER of 2010 though...
These are a few things I will miss the MOST!!

1.  Drinking Coffee on the back porch as I hear the cicadas sing! I love my coffee!!!

2. Going the grocery store while everyone else is working.
What a treat to be the only one in the store on a weekday morning!
Whole Foods, Central Market and HEB are my usual grocery store hang outs....

3. Early morning walks in the neighborhood with neighbors.
We have so many is fun to greet the same people and pets each morning!
I am a EARLY walker..but many of the "usuals" walk in the heat of the day..I have no idea how they do it?

4.  Shopping and lunch dates with my BFFs (and my MOM!).
So many of my friends stay at home during the day...
so it is such a treat to join them for some fun in the summer!
This last week some friends and I went to an
Austin Bead Society bead show...
I have a couple new necklaces all laid out and ready to string...
(Pearls? You betcha!)

5. My brothers "resort style" swimming pool.
He lives in San Antonio and lives in an amazing house...
when visiting you feel like you are at a Carribean Resort...
complete with frozen drink machine and greyhounds!

"Alika" and "Cleopatra"
 The Pool at is just BEAUTIFUL!

6. Staying in my PINK jammies all day many days I got dressed when Rob texted me and told me he was on his way home from work...but some days I didn't bother and just kept them on!
I love comfy PJ days!

How about those croc houseshoes?? I am more of a barefoot kind of girl..
but had to put them on for the picture!

7.  A last minute..."spur of the moment" round of golf.
We played in several tournaments...and came out on TOP!
A big THANKS to "My PGA Man"...he is at the top of the list for the
MGA golfer of the year at Onion Creek this year...hope his luck continues!

The "Beasley~Marchese" Foursome....hard to beat!

8. Our vacation home in Ruidoso, New Mexico...I will miss so much there...
the cool mountain weather, daily rains,spending time with family, and BEARS!
We had the most bear visitors in Ruidoso that we have ever had...and Rob, Mom, and I enjoyed photographing them. I think Rob go the closest -- he got 20 feet from a bear that weighed over 200 lbs.

He was eating apricots off one of our trees in this picture!

9.  What would summer be...without hours and hours of fetching
tennis balls with my two dachshunds?
I think we both got a little extra excercise chasing balls in the Texas heat!

Hunphrey "Bogart"

10. Take-offs and Landings
Do I need to say more?  I love to travel!
New York, New Mexico, Maryland, and other far away places....
Last summer I had 16 take-offs and 16 landings...this year I didn't have that many!

Two summer things I will keep loving throughout the flip flops and the air conditioner!
(Gotta love those TEXAS SUMMERS!!)

Summer of 2010 has been one of the BEST yet!
Gosh! How I will miss you....but I am ready to meet my new kindergartners and start a new school year!
How many more days until the SUMMER of 2011??


JoAnn Stringer said...

Melayne, are you ever going to grow old? You look fabulous and your class is the luckiest ever! Looking forward to following your blog. Just remember to keep it fun and not let it become a chore.

Lindsay G said...

Looks like a great summer! I'm already loving this, and love getting to see what you're up to :)

~jill said...

Summer is nearly over?? OMG! I better get busy cleaning closets!
Love the blog! If I had one I wold call it "Forever 5". hahah

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

I love that you are blogging!

I will also miss grocery shopping when no one else is there..

flip flops and pearls said...

I am a Whole Foods FA-REEK! I would drive 2.5 hrs with grocies back to ALA everytime I'd leave our apt. in NOLA:)

And...take me with ya to yo brothers!