Weather report: HOT! See video for a reminder of just how hot...
Yesterday: Our niece and her husband, our daughter and her family, my sister, and Don and I had a BBQ. Bad timing. The temperature, hovering at around 100 degrees with a high humidity, chased us indoors. I joked, as we sat down to a dinner of hamburgers, corn, and watermelon, it was the first time we've ever eaten a picnic at our dining room table. Loved the company though.
|Our lovely niece and darling grandson meet for the first time.|
Day before yesterday: My sister, daughter and her kids, and I showed up at the local spray park. (Us and everyone else in town who has little kids.) Ian ran through the sprinklers with both joy and trepidation. Jamie sat in rapt attention watching all the commotion. When we got home we held a hot tub party. This photo is about as priceless as it comes.
|Hot tub party|
Book-related stuff: I finished one book this week -- The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. Click on the hyperlink for my review. // I'm reading one e-book -- Breathing Lessons by Ann Tyler. It is a past Pulitzer Prize winner and I'm wondering why. // I'm listening to one book -- We Are Not Free by Traci Chee. It is about Japanese Internment during WWII told from the point-of-view from several teenagers. It is a fresh take on a tough subject. // Book club this week we discussed The Exiles by Christina Beker Cline. It is about the penal system in England in the 1850s where prisoners were sent to Australia, a penal colony. Another tough topic. // Good advice. Please don't dog-ear your pages...
Want to think about something besides how hot it is? Try this video (1 minute long) of a table tennis match from 1979. Don't worry if you don't know Dutch. You'll understand what is happening.
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