Summer is half over. Can I whine just a little? Okay. Here it is.... WAAH!!!! I'm not whining out of regret. I'm whining because I love it so much. I love sleeping in, walking barefoot and shopping at the Farmer's Market. I love grilling dinner (i.e. watching the hubby grill dinner), eating on the patio and growing tomatoes. I love picking rhubarb, concerts on the lawn and watching the sunset.
Here's some of the things I loved this week:
- Strawberry Picking With the Cousins. It's one of my favorite things to do during the summer: driving out into the middle of nowhere on curvy roads, passing tall silos and red barns. Fresh picked strawberries present unlimited possibilities: Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Pie, Strawberry Scones and, of course, Fresh Strawberries! Just the smell of fresh strawberries makes me believe that I could have been happy as a farmer. The girls agree.
- Another Anniversary. Nineteen Years. Wowsers. I think I was 18. Or maybe 12. It's so long ago I don't remember. I knew it had been a long time when I actually considered bringing the kids along for our night out. We picked our favorite casual rooftop dining spot. A spot that's good for conversation. The couple next to us was celebrating 26 years. They were impressed that I still got a card. And flowers. He's always been good with the flowers. I'm just lucky, I guess.
- The Dog had a Birthday. We had a party. With a dog friend and cake. Is that wrong? The kids spent their own money on dog presents. I think he knew it was his birthday. He's smart like that.
- My boy got his permit. It's a huge milestone - the step from passenger to driver. I didn't think I would ever be able to stomach trading places, but when the time came, I wanted to be the one to drive him to his permit test and I wanted to be the first one to ride by his side. We haven't left the neighborhood yet, but so far, his record's clean.