Are you wondering what you’re looking at in this photo and why I would post it? It’s our back patio freshly pressure washed by the hubs and a true thing of beauty in comparison to how it was looking! It had dirt and bird droppings, leaves, stains and, worst of all, moss starting to make it a slick walking surface anytime it rained. But now, well, it’s a safe and wonderful thing.
Funny how some of the best things can be the simplest things. A clean patio, a great watermelon, a fun game of rummikubes with friends, a blooming bush of French Lace Lilac, a baby sleeping in your arms, a long walk with a good talk – I had all of those things happen this past weekend. They had competition for attention though from a few other great things.
First, it was my dad’s birthday and he had a great time with my mom and sis and bil on an adventure in Oregon. On Sunday, it was Father’s Day and that event was topped by my youngest nephew Spencer graduating from the University of Washington! Woo-Hoo Spence! Still, that wasn’t all. Our California kid and his really lovely girlfriend Stephanie that we like a bunch who was up visiting from her home in San Jose came to stay for a couple nights and last but not least, we had a family party to celebrate all of it and – this is very rare anymore with my busy family – EVERYONE was there! What a great thing. The only down side to that at all is that we all vie to hold the babies but now that we have two plus a three-year-old, it’s easier to get your share of kid time in.
Oh, and the one other great thing for me is that I get to start reading again. And you wanna know why? Because I finished the second draft of my second book and got it sent off to my editor with copies for my volunteer readers! I am so jazzed about that. Almost as happy to have it done as I am to get to read other things now again – summertime reading, here I come!