My birthday pageant is over. Now I'm just older.
Sunflowers for the party tables and sunflowers in the garden.
We toured some lovely gardens on Saturday. I have photos if I ever get around to editing and posting them. These photos are from our garden.
Then we got together with son Jake for take-out BBQ in his Ballard yard and a great visit. He is in a good place now and it warmed my heart to see him doing well.
Daylilies, clematis, and hydrangeas blooming
Sunday we slowed down a bit and watched two soccer games, the US Men's National team and the Sounders. USA won, Sounders suffered their first loss of the season.
On Monday we did usual Monday chores and then prepped for a grilled dinner for Jill, Isaac, Irene, and SIL Jan, and a chance to catch up with all of our comings and goings. They will all be dispersing on summer adventures by the end of the week.
Over the four days I heard from my three remaining siblings and we shared the sad feeling of not buying a birthday card for our departed sister Ilene.
The first Cana flower opened today
Today I am prepping for hosting a lunch tomorrow for our breakfast group. The shopping is done, the brownies are baked, the food is planned and the logistics have been decided.
Simultaneously I am contacting school friends from my former school, the McMicken group, and have confirmations from eight for lunch here next Wednesday. We haven't gathered for almost two years, so I took the initiative to make it happen. I am limiting how many are invited though. I am old now and there is a limit to what I can handle. The lunch will be partly potluck.
Our summer weather is lovely, cool mornings, sunny afternoons, and marine air cool downs at night. After this flurry of activity I look forward to a lazy August.
The sweet peas are blooming. There will be a fresh bouquet of fragrance to scent the air in the kitchen tomorrow.