the last couple weeks
Tended to an injury. That's nine stitches if you're counting. Well, Maw Maw (Brian's mom) did lots of the tending- I mostly marveled at how fast kids heal.
Went to the lake with just grown-ups. Drank some beers. Played in the water.
Picked peaches. TONS of peaches. (Note to self: if you let your children pick over a bushel and a half of peaches, it will be expensive.)
Ate peaches. TONS of peaches. Baked two cobblers and a pie for a guest.
Said goodbye to habit. Realized what a wonderful place those ladies have created. Felt thankful to be a part of it.
Hosted lots of out-of-town family for a weekend, and then the girl and I headed to St. Louis with them. Did lots of fun St. Louis-y things.
Rode the train home and found ALL of the laundry done. (Thanks again, sweetie.)
Bought school supplies, ordered a new backpack, got the teacher letter. Listened to the boy call everyone he knows to figure out who got who. Dried a few tears. (His two best friends are in another class.)
Spent a long afternoon at the pool. Slathered on sunscreen but realized they are still getting awfully tan. Came home and made smoothies. Added rum to the second batch for the grown-ups.
Decided wrap-up posts like this make me really think about all of the good things in my life and forget all the mundane and frustrating things. Hooray!