It's 8:45 in the evening, the glare of the sun is gone, and we are all out on the patio catching a slight breeze, and hoping the mosquitoes stay away a while longer.
It reached 94 degrees here at the Sea-Tac airport today, which is near where we live. That is HOT for us, and it just sort of sneaked up on us, jumping from about 78 yesterday, and back to 80 tomorrow. That's good. One day of HOT is enough. The good news is we should have a dry Fourth of July.
We took Irene to girl Scout Camp on Sunday. She is in a short session and we will pick her up tomorrow - Wednesday- but she should be having fun sleeping in her covered wagon bunk house and riding horses. Today was certainly warm enough for some water fun in the lake.
Jill and Isaac are in Idaho at a Boy Scout camp. The troop needed another adult, Isaac wanted her to go, and so there she is, with 40 boys and several dads, sleeping in a tent. Jill and Isaac are cutting the camp experience short and will return Thursday evening, so we can all celebrate the Fourth together.
Jill posted on Facebook today that she had gone AWOL to find a pub to watch the USA world cup match today. We watched too, of course, almost giving up, and then very hopeful to the very end of the 120 minutes of full time and overtime. The loss was not unexpected, but when the dream comes to an end it's disappointing.
We also had a Sounders away match to watch on Saturday - another victory even without a couple of stars who are on the World Cup team. Tom says he will continue to watch some of the World Cup matches, but I will just stay aware but probably not sit and watch. I have things to do.
We always have yard work of course, and we want to have everything looking spiffy for the garden party I am throwing for myself for my birthday in a couple of weeks. It's a big round number, and since I can't stop time, I might as well celebrate the milestone.
I have pies to bake and potato salad to make for the Fourth of July gathering at SIL Jan's house, where there will be a fireworks show over the water.
It's just SO Summer! I have to stop and make myself aware of that fact. It's so easy to get so busy the days all just blend and time slips away.
Well, it's nine o'clock and that means it's time for a little ice cream and fresh raspberries from our patch. I had a salad of lettuce from the garden for dinner so I can indulge a bit now.
Happy Days to you!