More lobster? College?

A is really enjoying the family festivities these last few weeks – lobster everywhere we go!  Last night we went to her sister S’s and brother-in-law M’s for a family picnic to celebrate the visit of nephew D and a few family birthdays. it was mid-week because that was what worked for everyone – D’s girl A is heading back to NYC on Saturday.  So, we raced over after work and got there in time to sit down to a wonderful spread – and A had at least one, maybe two lobsters.  I sit far away so am not sure. But she was a happy camper when we got home!

It was so good to see everyone – great-niece E and nephew S are getting so grown up and tall – !  I feel like a midget over there.  S is starting to think about college and where to go.  His mom is facilitating this, to make sure it happens on time, and not just by default.  I think S has some reservations about the whole thing, but I know he will blossom in the right environment. E is going to really enjoy high school, I think, she is becoming more and more mature, every time I see her I am amazed.

D is looking forward to school starting – he will be teaching 6th grade ancient history, and he lights up at the  thought of the projects he can do with the kids.  His A has another 9 months of grad school left, then they have to make some decisions about where they will go and what they will do.  Not sure it will be in NYC, but I suppose it might not be in Maine, either.  I hope it isn’t too far away.  For fun this summer, they hiked the 100 mile wilderness – I guess it is about as anti-NYC as you can get!  They did it faster than they thought they would, so had a few extra days visit with family.  They did get sister-in-law L to go with them to climb Katahdin – the day after her 61st birthday – and she made it up (and as she says, down, too!) and lived to talk about it.  Pretty cool! D is thinking that maybe hiking the whole trail is in his future. 

They are here a few more days, we may go home one evening to find them in the pool, which would be fine.  As long as there are no lobsters in it as well!

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