That's the "required" stuff. There will also be fun stuff, though. This weekend, Sonia and I are going to the Twin Cities for 4th of July weekend. I'm very excited. We're going to a Twins game, and I'm hoping for a Lake Calhoun/Wild Rumpus Bookstore/Great Harvest adventure, since that general area is one of my favorite places in the Twin Cities and--hey!--bookstores with cats and birds and rats and chickens! Plus, the Twin Cities is home of The Wedge coop, which happens to be the only place I've found anywhere (and I've checked three cities) that has baked goods I can enjoy.
Next weekend, I'm having the youth group girls over to my apartment for a sleepover! I'm pretty excited, and I hope it turns out as fabulously as I think it will be. I'm generally just excited for a good old-fashion sleepover with pizza and movies and games, etc. Being a grown up is so less fun.
The week after that, my parents are coming down because I'm having one of those can't-eat-the-day-before, get-hopped-up-on-loopy-drugs tests which will mean I really shouldn't drive for two days and may be feeling kinda "meh" afterwards. I figured that I could just drive super carefully the day before and find someone at church or elsewhere to drive the day of/get over being embarrassed by loopiness, but then my parents decided to be awesome and come down and take care of me. I love my family.
At the end of the month, I'm headed on the grandest roadtrip ever! Or, at least, the grandest roadtrip I have ever endeavored to do on my own. Two years ago, Shari and I did a pretty epic roadtrip that included 80 hours of driving in 10 days and covered 12 states. This summer, though, I'm headed out on my own and doing 37 hours of driving in 17 days and covering 9 states. I'm going to get to see many of my favorite people from college (and favorite people not-from-college) and also hopefully go into Washington DC for the first time ever!
So, the summer is flying away quickly, but I still have lots of good to look forward to. And even though I'm nervous about the busy fall I'm going to have, I know that it will be good, too. I'll probably even enjoy it when it gets here.