But alas, no meteors.
Today I had to take Spencer to work for the last time at Hastings. He is glad to be done with that job. On the way home, I stopped to get some food for our foray to the lake, then was taken aback when the kids’ piano teacher showed up because I had forgotten we moved their lesson to this morning! That was the first surprise.
The second, and much bigger surprise, came this afternoon when I looked out the window and saw an unfamiliar van in our driveway. This was soon followed by a knock on the door. When I opened the door I found Bev standing there. Bev was my last college roommate before I got married to my current roommate! I had not seen Bev for roughly 33 years.
I had heard she was in town (thanks to Facebook) but had no way to contact her. She and her husband are here to have one of their sons check out the university, and Bev had seen Walter there, so she found out where I lived and today she came to visit. It wasn’t a long visit, but it was fun to catch up. We both have seven children–something I’m pretty sure neither of us foresaw back in our college days!
Of course, I would have enjoyed her visit more if I had, you know, looked like a sentient being and had my house looked like a place where sentient beings actually live. But, that’s not going to stop me from visiting with an old friend who makes the effort to come see me!
After Bev left, Lucy and Jasper and I got ready to go out to the lake and this time I had an actual checklist so we didn’t forget anything vital. The beach area was covered with dandelions and the beach itself had been plowed or something which made walking in the soft sand very difficult.
Normally when we go to the lake, we get a big submarine sandwich (for those who can eat them) and make GF sandwiches for the GF people. If we’re ambitious enough to plan a cookout, it’s usually hot dogs. Today, I felt like doing something different. We took bread (GF and regular), lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, and (uncooked) bacon. I got the coals going and then cooked the bacon on some foil:
I also toasted the bread over the coals and then we assembled our BLTs. The result was a very delicious sandwich with the bread and bacon still hot and the lettuce and tomatoes cold. YUM! I’m pretty sure we’re going to do that again. And of course we had marshmallows to roast for dessert.
After that I had no excuse to refrain from going swimming with Jasper, so we trudged through the deep, soft sand to get to the water, which was very cool and refreshing. The whole time we were out there no one came to the beach. There were plenty of people out in boats and in other areas in the park, but we had the beach area completely to ourselves.
While Jasper and I were out in the water, we noticed a rainbow bridging a gap between the clouds, so I called to Lucy and had her take a photo of it for you:
Unfortunately it doesn’t show up as well on the photo as it did in real life!
After being overcast for hours, the clouds began to thin just as the sun was setting so I got out of the water to enjoy it:
It was a lovely day but the drive home through the twilight seemed to take forever! We lay out in the front yard hoping to see the meteor shower, but all we saw was lots of clouds. Oh well . . .
Quote of the Day:
Jasper: “You know what I think would be weird?”
Jasper: “What if we could smell with our eyes?”