Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Weekend Highlights

My family arrived in stages at our lake house and we were finally all together under one roof for the first time in I can’t remember how long.

We are is the midst of a heat wave in the northeast. I stripped down to what would barely pass as legal in public and stretched myself out directly on the heat of the brown stained deck. Much like an iguana on a hot rock, I laid there basking in the hot July sun. All stress just draining out of me.

At the lake we have no internet. We get, on a good day, three TV channels, and cell phone service is non-existent unless you stand on the roof and hold your phone at an odd angle. For a few short days, there is no outside world. This must be what heaven is like.

On the 4th, Beanie’s boyfriend and Peachie’s ex-boyfriend (not sure what that’s about) came up and we had a barbeque. Our next door neighbors joined us. Friends and family. Doesn’t get any better than this.

As the weekend progressed, it got hotter and hotter. And I plopped myself in a tube with my butt, arms and legs dangling in the still cool mountain lake.

I ate. A lot. Corn on the cob. Strawberry shortcake. Toasted marshmallows. But the absolute best - our friends made grilled peaches served with ice cream. I can't even remember how many of those I ate, while sipping white wine. Yum.

All right, the diet is not going as well as I had hoped. But everything else is. I am relaxed, sun soaked, and ready to face the week ahead.

It is expected to hit 100 degrees here today. Stay cool.


  1. Here too--and I'm not ever going to be able to lie still but it sounds good when you describe it. Water--we are seeking the mountain lakes...it's too hot for the kiddy pool. ;-) Good post!

  2. Do you do anything special with the peaches or just throw them on the grill? It sounds great although I can't even imagine starting up the grill in this heat.

    Maybe I'll just stick to the ice cream and wine for now : )

  3. I'm meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelting. LOL

    Sounds like an awesome weekend!

  4. You really needed a break like this. I'm glad you got it.

    We are supposed to have sunny days and temps above 70 for the first time this year... Yay!

  5. Sounds lovely!

    P.S. Everything is fat free, low calorie on holidays and vacations. :)

  6. ha @ bellygirls! When's the next holiday??!!

    Grilled peaches sounds delicious and for the rest of the day I'll be craving strawberry shortcake. mmm

    We leave for our cruise in a couple of weeks and I can't wait to be disconnected from the world. It's a beautiful thing not caring where your phone is.

  7. Knitter - I can't believe you asked me how to make the peaches, but I did find out for you.

    Cut them in half and take the pit out. Coat in butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Put on the grill, flip once. Serve with vanilla ice cream.