Hi, all!

We are rocking and a-rolling through a glorious summer. I’m here with my new best friend, Alex , the Mediterranean God of Chestnut Street, I am going to be leaving for a little while.

But it is not “leaving”, like I am not coming back. It is visiting family and friends next to the Adriatic and Ionian Seas.  Beach time in the Mediterranean with family and friends for about a month.  Hello Greece!  I’m b-aaa-aaack!!!

❤ Happy summer ❤ I’ll be gone July 28 through August 20th.

Alex is running the Salon in my absence.  He will set any hours you desire. ❤ ❤ ❤

Autumn is only ten days away. I wonder where the summer went.  Nicole made me lovely new business cards.  I worked a lot.  We went away for some weekends.  Washington D.C.  I loved it!  The food .. family .. more food.  🙂  Hershey Park – the kids liked it as much as me.  My favorite ride was the scariest one there – it was yellow and it was four seats per row and it went really high and really fast.  What else . . . Wildwood NJ.  More rides, cookouts, but zero beach time.  No sand and castle buckets and horse flies and sunburn.

I’m eating less take-out and working out every day for half an hour.  Six times a week seems to be happening.  My pores open up.  And I’m not eating more fruits and vegetables, but I am eating less of the delicious sandwiches from Prima Hoagies next door.

So that’s it for now.  ~~~~

Wow! Oh! Wow!!!  Where has the time gone!  Since March?  Could not even begin to tell you.  But starting with last night, which is about as far back as I can clearly remember . . . It was a cool evening.  We got the blanket out and enjoyed an autumn feeling. And this morning?

Magic!  Dawn reminded me of waking up in Yellowstone on a camping trip a few Septembers ago.  Crisp, clear, low humidity.  And the air was so clean!  Did we have a storm blow the area clear? Yes, it must have been the thunder showers we’ve enjoyed for the past few days.

Coming into work today . . . Wait, did I say work?  Not even close.  Coming into my life away from home, I am still with family.  The family who comes to my salon and shares their lives with me.  Their trust and love and ideas and joys.  Yes, sometimes sorrows.  We remember Francis, share family photos, recipes, and secrets.  So work, no, it is not work.

Before salon-time, I had a chance to walk through the farmers market on Walnut at Rittenhouse Square.  Got some beautiful peaches.  And apples are coming in August.  Can’t wait!  Here’s the didgeridoo player making his tips.

The day is as perfect as it could be.  A steady flow of friends.  Sven, a new customer in town for business.  The sunshine and breezes will not quit!