It doesn't matter what the calendar says, the girls started school today so it's no longer summer for us. As expected on a first day of school, they woke up early, excited and getting more nervous the closer we got to school. I hope they both have a good day.
Last week was the same as usual, except for going to the Hollywood Bowl on Friday night to see Harry Connick, Jr. It's always fun to go to the Bowl, but it was especially great to see him. First of all, there's just nothing wrong with looking at Harry for a couple of hours! And then, of course, he's incredibly talented. But he's also really funny. He had us cracking up, and also was so appreciative that even in that venue, it felt like an intimate concert, and my sister, my mom and I all had a blast! (This was a Mother's Day present from my dad, complete with picnic and two bottles of wine.)
After we finally made it out of the parking lot a good hour after the concert let out (yes, there's always a price), we ended up staying up until 1 in the morning, finishing off the wine with my dad and my bro-in-law. We all spent the night at my parents' house, and in the morning, my dad made us all chorizo and eggs (yum!) before we went on our way. It was a perfect start to our last weekend of the summer.
Aside from a costume fitting for Sylvia's show, the rest of the weekend was spent at home and was nice and relaxing. I woke up Sunday morning, freaking out that it was actually Monday and we were late for the first day of school! But this morning, everyone got up without drama, and we were ready in record time.
I did get some cool news last week. My city has an organization that provides a leadership program to enrich and strengthen our leadership skills and encourage community involvement, and I've been accepted into this year's class! I'm really excited and honored to be a part of this.