Hello! It has been a little while since my last post and SO much has happened.
But before I say anything more, I must first say Thank You Thank You Thank You to all the lovely ladies who so graciously agreed to guest post in this space during my time away. It was beyond helpful to put everything here on autopilot and be able to focus on moving and settling into our new home in Durham. It was also fun to see what other people do to get through their own dog days of Summer. So, again, THANKS a million. I owe you one.
Like I said earlier, a ton has happened. Lots of really good stuff. But for now I wanted to wrap up the dog days of Summer posts with my own words on the subject. Nothing mindblowing, just what I/we do (are doing) to get through these final hot days and nights of Summertime.
As I've mentioned many times before, for years I spent most of the months of July and August running a summer camp, which caused me to live away from home (in the woods. out of a suitcase). This meant that my dog days of Summer looked a little different than they do now. They felt hotter and longer and filled to the brim with tasks that needed to be completed so that camp kept running smoothly. Phew!
Nowadays, things are a little different. One major difference is that instead of having people --the camp kitchen staff -- cook all my meals for me, I now do it myself. We make a ton of different things (although last night was one of those nights where I was was just too exhausted and chose to have a bowl of cereal. ever have those nights?) One new thing we've been obsessed with since moving to NC is making LOTS of homemade ice cream. Fresh peach ice cream. Fresh strawberry ice cream. Vanilla ice cream. Pistacio ice cream. We are in ice cream making overdrive here and we're not stopping anytime soon. I'm even thinking about making a batch with pretzels in it. Perhaps I will do that and it will be delicious and I will have to call it Leya's dog days of Summer ice cream. I can see it listed among the other recipes in one of those spiral bound family cookbooks, can't you?
I'll be back soon, friends