Its Saturday... again. Yipee...
I have a lot of catching up to do. I have been off work for one week now. Its been a glorious week of beaches, gardens, food, family and fun. I have had the pleasure of a whole week of family visiting and they left yesterday. It was very sad to see them drive off. Mollie and I just sat on the door step and talked about what we were going to do now. We had fun filled days for the whole week and now we sat in the cool morning sun, soaking up the quiet buzz of the front steps. Little bees and wasps flittered from blossom to blossom and would dive bomb Mollie, totally not interested in either one of us, but enjoying the fun of freaking her out. The constant fly byes near drove Mollie mad, and her agitation certainly put a damper on the peacefulness. I finally had to give it up and take her inside. I wandered around looking for forgotten items and assessed what needed to get done to get the house back into a normal state. You know the "after company" clean up. My day was filled with laundry, vacuuming, cleaning the fridge, dusting (which should have got done BEFORE the company!) and thinking about next year at this time when they will be back!
Gillian and I will be making a book together on Shutterfly, so she will have a memoir of our vacation!
Today... Saturday.... Kayaking. We put the boats into Lake George at 9:00am and we were back in the car on the way down the mountain by 11am. Lake George is shallow and has a lot of rocks and some of the rocks are so close to the surface, they have only about an inch of water covering them. It was actually freaking when paddling between a few of the little islands dotting the Lake George, we would come across boat size boulders that could easily have tipped the kayak just lurking below the surface. I would hate to own a motor boat in this lake, unless you know every inch of it. Its not that big a lake, really, so any of the life time cottagers would probably know where every shallow spot is. Anyway, enjoyable no less.
I pulled out my first book of the summer. This time last year, we were all entranced in Harry Potter... Today, I pulled out ISLANDS byAnne Rivers Siddons and also my beautiful bookmark that Kelly made for me out of beads. She made like 50 or so for Kim to sell, to help raise money for her Walk for Breast Cancer. (just in case anyone is interested in owning one) This afternoon, while Terry snoozed after 2 hours of kayaking, I enjoyed the deck, a tall glass of Iced Green Tea (Tangerine flavored), my book, my dog and the little birds that seem to enjoy hopping along the railing!