It was a lovely weekend. Rainy on Saturday, but pretty the rest of the weekend. Jeremy was social this weekend with a meet up in DC on Saturday. We only had Edda-care on Saturday and I needed to get out of the house so even though it was rainy, I took Elka on one of my favorite Elka walks around Clopper Lake – about 2 hours. We did get wet, but the trail was empty which is my favorite.

On Sunday, I met up with Lana and it was really fun. We haven’t seen each other in a long time – before Vince got into college, before I even got my nursing job, so there is a lot to catch up on. We talked about retirement! I can not believe it. Our plans (which I will keep mysterious) might rejoin in the next decade – it’ll be funny if it works out the way it’s supposed to work out.

Jeremy hosted a very quickly arranged Sunday night dinner which was fun and quick.

What made me the happiest this weekend is the solidification of Vince’s summer plans. All of his friends (it felt like) had lined up internships and science-y/engineering-y summer jobs months ago (or a month ago) and Vince had applied to a few (maybe 10?), but hadn’t heard back from any of them and we had talked about this. He was both resigned and happy to be a camp counselor this summer – either at home at Edda’s camp which he was a counselor at after freshman year (they would take him back in a heartbeat, all last summer (the summer after his sophomore year when he spent the summer in Davis), they asked where Vince was or if he was coming back) or at Philmont scout camp (which I was encouraging him to go to – it would be nice to spend a summer outside). It would have been fine, but I knew he felt a little disappointed, but on Friday night, he got an acceptance into an research experience for undergraduates at UC Irvine. He’s very, very excited and so am I. You can read about it here. He said after had written back accepting the Irvine position, arghhhh, applying to things is hard! I was kind of sad that I hadn’t gotten anything, I was going to play off the Philmont thing as – yeah, I’m a mountain man this summer, but this is better.

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  1. Ten intern applications is just a “few”. Oh my goodness I’m so proud of how motivated Vince is compared to me when I was his age. I just saw a picture of him when he was a baby. I can’t believe he’s an adult now. Where does the time go? You’ve raised a fine human being Doris. Good job.

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