Monday, August 1, 2011

The Joys of Summer

Ahhhhhh... summer. I just love it. Except for one thing. It goes WAY too quickly. I had every intention of spending quite a bit more time writing this summer but alas, I've been too busy yet again.

It all started with summer school, which started only 11 days after the regular school year ended. Not much of a break there. Add that to the goat milking schedule, and I'm pretty much spending a lot of my time working.

That doesn't mean that I'm not having a bunch of fun as well though. I have joined Mike at the tennis center on Thursday nights for the Spirited Mixed Doubles League this summer. The league is a pleasant mix of fun, exercise and frustration. All of that combined with after-play drinks makes for a good evening. No complaints there!

We also made our annual July trek to North Beach in Burlington to enjoy some serious beach time too. I do believe it was the hottest camping we've ever done, as it was still in the 80's at 10 o'clock at night, which makes for a sweltering tent indeed.

We are truly enjoying our busy summer, but there has not been a weekend that was as interesting, entertaining and full as this last one. Saturday turned out to be one of the most memorable days of my life. It all started out with my weekly 4:45 alarm to do my a.m. shift at the farm staring down the back ends of the does....

It ended with officiating my first wedding...

It was a tremendous honor, and I would do it again in a heart beat. I have had the pleasure of singing for several ceremonies, but this was much less stressful and a great deal more intimate.

Today was another fabulous summer day, and extremely necessary. We did some obligatory grocery shopping and household chores and ended the day in the most peaceful way. We headed for the Covered Bridge to hang out at the falls.

Just look at how relaxed he is! It is now August and certainly not a time to take summer for granted. I plan to continue to focus on enjoying the activities that we can only take advantage of three months of the year.

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