Wow, it's been a long time, right? I apologize, this summer is really getting away from me. It may be because, like many of you, we have been dealing with this unbearable heat wave, and it never seems to want to end. The AC in my bedroom, something that until this summer has been a bone of contention between my husband and i, because it always makes me wake up stiff and cranky, has been on 24/7 just to keep the dogs cool during the day. And honestly, the heat has been so bad that I really would take stiff and cranky over the alternative. Normally the turning point of the summer is our journey to Lake Placid, and it seems as if I look forward to it starting in May, and it usually takes forever for that week to come. This year it snuck up on me. We leave a week from Monday and quite honestly I'm not ready. This year we are driving up to Burlington VT to visit the Magic Hat Brewery, staying over night there and then taking the ferry over to Lake Placid. The week ahead is jam packed as well, with my husbands high school reunion, a lacrosse tournament out in Greenport, and work, work, work, along with trying to find someone to take in my mail, turn lights on and off and make sure Mac is ok while we're gone.The past week was fun filled as well, I just couldn't find the time to post about it. There was the 12 hour adventure into Manhattan to see G Love and Jack
There was another Friday night fav, Alive after Five, with good friends, good beer and great food
and all sorts of things blooming in the yard. it really felt like I would leave for work at 7 and everything was green, and by the time I pulled up in the driveway in the evening everything was ripe and ready to be picked
This week was also extremely emotional, and I honestly think that's more the reason I hadn't posted. I wanted to sit with my feelings by myself for awhile, before sharing them. First of all, my Nonnie would have turned 98 this past Thursday, and as if she were watching over us all from far above, for that one day, the heat and humidity broke, the sky was crystal clear, the sun hot but warming to the skin and there was even a slight breeze. A perfect day sent to us from my perfect person.
this week also took a really good friend on an adventure of a lifetime. My dear friend Andrew left this morning to teach English in Japan. He will be gone for at least a year, but more likely for 5 years if not more. We spent the night at the beach on Thursday, with a bottle of wine and some sandwiches, and talked. I will miss him very much, yet I know it's what he's wanted to do for a very long time, and I am so happy for him.