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Currently, summer night edition

August 12, 2018

Relaxing out in the yard. I feel like we did a lot of outdoor work early in the summer, such as planting grass and ripping out 10,000 dandelions and setting up herb gardens, so it would be a shame to miss out on enjoying it.

I wanna sit under my own vine and fig treeA moment alone in the shade

Remembering all the time I spent with family this weekend. Yesterday my cousin had a big ol’ BBQ at his place, replete with food and beer and a firepit and strands of outdoor lights. I am a sucker for outdoor lights. The only factor stopping me from having outdoor lights is that we don’t have outdoor outlets. Otherwise, I’d have my yard lit like a Hallmark movie Christmas Tree Farm, and would never go inside.

I kicked a giant watermelon ball around with Nephew A.

Today, Nephew B was baptized, almost exactly 4 years worth of Sundays after Nephew A. B is a happy and easygoing chap. He has one of those deep husky laughs that seem like they shouldn’t come out of something so small and is instantly delightful.

With the minister, feeling skeptical about that water.

The party afterwards was held in one of the church’s rooms. The lovely Kristen and her husband-who-doesn’t-read-my-blog made sure it was filled with food and plenty of room for the kids to run and play.

Manic Pixie Dream Aunt at your service.

Apparently one of my hidden talents is blowing bubbles for packs of small children. Who knew?

Enjoying another 3-day weekend, because I’m off tomorrow. I was considering taking a ride to Atsion Lake because I haven’t been there since I was a kid. The weather forecast for tomorrow looks crummy. Never fear. I’m also off this Friday (fingers crossed for a beach day) AND next Monday. I’m so glad it’s this summer and not last summer!

Debating a trip to Sonic for a shake. It would require leaving my chair.

Watching Miz and Mrs and Making It this summer. Both shows are funny and warm. Perfect light fare for summer.

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  • Susie Arnold August 13, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    Congratulations on the dandelions!! mine are still putting up flowers (which I am frantically picking every day). The ground, again, is too dry and hard to pull them. I love my little private space, a patio, large tree, small patch of used to be grass, coming again next year, and all my flowers in pots. It’s really a calm place to be.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer. I am hoping for an early snow, it’s been so dry here.

    • Kimberly August 15, 2018 at 10:25 am

      Thanks! I think I was outside every day for a good month pulling them up. I’m sure I was the talk of the street. This has probably been the best summer yet in the house.

      I’m going to try really hard to embrace fall but hoo boy I’m not ready for snow yet!

  • SMD August 16, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    I don’t have outdoor lights for that reason – no outlets.

    I hope tomorrow is a fabulous beach day!