Summer nights are getting to be very beautiful, especially if you can get to a roof to see the sun set over the Hudson or this view from a harbor cruise in lower Manhattan. I finally got around to setting up a space in my room to do scrapbooking - turning our catch-all desk into a very enjoyable place to spend time going through pictures from the last few years. Another project that I have finished up is the reading of "Middlemarch", mainly while on the train to/from work. What a great book - this quote is from the main character Dorothea who comes across as moderately eccentric at first, but definitely wins you over.
"If we had lost our own chief good, other people's good would remain, and that is worth trying for. I seemed to see that more clearly than ever, when I was the most wretched. I can hardly think how I could have borne the trouble, if that feeling had not come to me to make strength."
In other news, Helaman and I have sworn off ice cream (our favorite treat) for two months in the hopes of not appearing as beached, pasty white whales on our trip to Hawaii. Just the pasty part.