I love French Fries. Honestly, who doesn't? Sometimes I'll make them for lunch. Just French Fries. There's something about their salty, crispy, soaked in olive oil perfection that I can't get enough of. We go through so much olive oil in this house that we've taken to buying the restaurant size boxes of extra virgin olive oil. We pour through it like it's... well, wine. Don't worry, it's good fat. These hot summer days with barbeques out front with our neighbors and many, many servings of fries.
The last couple of weeks have been a wonderful whirlwind of friends, family, wine tasting, popsicles, and many summer things. We've skipped a few of Gwyn's nightly baths, gone to bed with dirty feet, forgone errands, and eaten too many cherries. Kyle is back in the brewery this week for the first time in months, following his shoulder surgery. He's so happy to be back to the work he loves. Long days in the brew-house aren't always easy, but they're almost always rewarding. Kyle is so good at his job and I'm so proud of him... even though I sometimes forget to say it to him.
I'm still reveling in the joy and excitement of my acting work last week. I so rarely get an opportunity to work as an actress that when I do I try to soak up every single second of it and relive it over and over in my head. I love what I'm doing but there are days that I wish I could make a living as an actress. It's so fulfilling.
This weekend we are going to see The Head and The Heart play at the Portland Zoo. It's so great to have a chance to take Gwyn to see them. Our friend Chris the band's bass player and I hope we get to say hi and introduce him to G. Normally we can't take her to shows but since this one is at the zoo, it's totally kid friendly. I'm looking forward to the opportunity to pack up a gourmet picnic basket and a bottle of wine and relax on the grass. Our step-cousin is also getting hitched this weekend so we're going to have a busy but fun next few days.