The past week was Vermont summer at its finest…well, at least if you like the heat and the sunshine.
Weeding the garden chores were fairly easy. It has been dry and even the weeds are not growing quite as vigorously as usual. Watering the tomatoes and the planters is of critical importance, though. Mike takes care of that job when he swabs the deck each morning.
I have a few tomatoes almost ready to pick. I also picked a bunch of lavender to hang for drying. I do like to have a sprig at bedside. Lavender is one of those smells you either love or hate, but I love it.
I spent about 8 hours doing library volunteer work spread out over the Monday-Wednesday-Friday open hours. The advantage there—besides doing something useful in the community—is that the library is air conditioned. This week, I covered many, many new books in plastic and entered them into the catalog system. Our library is small, but it is very, very busy, especially during the summer. Our single librarian organizes a tremendous summer reading program for kids.
Of course, I have to be crafting a bit each day.Some cards.
A painted bird house.
I was a lady who lunches. I went to a card party/birthday party with lunch served on Tuesday. On Wednesday, Mike and I took a ride through the Lake Champlain islands and stopped for lunch. I wish I had remembered my camera. On Thursday, I went to lunch with two friends and former colleagues from the middle school. We had a great salad lunch in downtown Burlington—the new moon café—and a long catch-up talk.
I did some shopping. Staples has started the ‘back to school’ sales. I scored a pile of stuff. Cheap.
I also baked a pie. Mike was really crabby when he saw the oven was turned on. Later, he said, “Even though you turned on the oven, that pie looks really good.” I said, “ Good. Because I baked it for the library bake sale tomorrow.” That fixed him…momentarily. Then I told him I planned to eat the whole pie myself because he had been such a pill, but really, in the end, I shared.
Kristen has camp for the next two weeks, but I will have Dane for “grandma camp” this coming week. that will be fun…and another busy week ahead.
I love summertime.