I may have missed the week of Snappyfriends challenge young but I have lots of excuses starting with way last week when the 4th of July holiday started. We had family here for picnic and beach, Patient Husband's brother and sister-in-law, the grand-daughters for babysitting, a family reunion anda birthday party...all in one week. It was fun and that's what summer is for, right? But I didn't give much thought to something young. Embryonic green beans? Boring! Then while we were walking to a river festival to see how my daughter was doing with selling and signing her book, I saw Elizabeth's mode of transportation and thought, "yes, only a young daddy could carry a young lady for blocks like that!"
Searched the house. Every bookshelf - and there are lots of them - but I could not find my copy of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. So on the way to the city to the birthday party we stopped at a bookstore and I bought another copy. I had it on the list, along with A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for this summer and just assumed I'd find it. I'm a little panicky that the summer is sliding by and I'm not getting much reading done. There is just so little time!
Quilting? What's that!??!! I started this blog to connect with quilt friends and I have to hide my head in the sand for lack of things to show or talk about. Putting a stitch in here or there doesn't count. There are no real results. I'm working slowly on a placemat for a retreat house we are going to this fall, and another square for Elizabeth's big girl bed, a combined project with Friend Marilyn. But real show and tell tangible finished projects? Not a one! Besides, you know, it's summer here and hot and it stays light till almost 10 p.m. and we have long winters for staying inside. I like to be outdoors while I can.