|Mother ship of the fleet|
|Welcoming the parade|
|Barb and Dave on the mountain-|
Barb and Dave were able to join us in honoring the Boat parade but we were caught off guard and did not have our usual water-balloon assault prepared. Again the Geiger's filled in the void I feel we may have lured boats into a false security by our random absence.
Next year will afford us a great base for the water-balloon onslaught for we now have a bigger base at the puzzle dock- thanks to Anita. The new piece arrive the day before the 4th and makes a great new space- much easier to party on the Party Dock.
You all know by now that the holiday did not end well for me. I followed a family tradition of stupid mistakes by falling while skiing and twisting my knee beyond where knees should go. The ski did not release- that is my excuse anyway!
In the meantime I am catching up on blankets and sewing projects. I recently invested in a long-desired electric carder. What are the chances that it would come in handy so soon? So, although it is not the summer I expected, it is a summer for other fun projects and a reprieve from the same old daily tasks that become uninteresting when they are part of our daily pattern. This summer weeding the garden will take on a wistful quality and my fall gardening will be infused with some scary psychotic energy!
For now, it is mid-July and I am happy to have the daylight linger into the evening hours. I love the energy of waking to sunlight and will try hard to make time for the beach when the warm sunshine visits. All of you in hotter climates, stay cool and have fun because summer is short. Even when personal and work demands keep tapping on your shoulder, you have to sometimes turn away and enjoy your moments.
Love as always,