Hiking the hills, sipping icy lemonade, swinging on a hammock with the new Harry Potter book, late, slow sunsets, chasing fireflies -- I'm taking a break from the Fire Escape until 9/1/07. Sparrow (who's a teen and thus must stay connected) will be posting sporadically throughout the summer, but apart from that, I'm going to read, write, pray, listen to my iPod, and hang out with the hubby, kids, and labs. My only book-related event is a West Coast Book Launch and Bhangra Party for First Daughter: Extreme American Makeover hosted by the San Jose Public Library on Wednesday, August 1st from 1:30 - 5:30. Stop by if you can. Otherwise, I'll be checking my email if you need me. ¡Que vaya con Dios!