Monday, July 24, 2017

No Work and All Play

My body let it be known that it was time for some rest.  I enjoy projects but my arthritic hands, bursitis shoulder,  and decaying knees not so much.  So this past weekend:

I took my first swim in the lake. Truthfully, with all the cold rain we’ve had, the lake has been pretty chilly, but swim I did.  Not very far and very close to the shoreline, just in case.  I will need build up my endurance over time.

Beaner and a friend joined us for an easy, no stress BBQ that included farmstand, just picked corn on the cob.  Ultra sweet with butter running down my chin. Yum.

Took a quiet, easy kayak trip around the lake surveying the new construction. I tried to join a flock of geese but they would have no part of me.

the concrete structure is the dam that created the lake

Sat in my Adirondack chair and read an entire book - Little Big Lies - cover to cover.  An entertaining book with some very important messages about domestic abuse.   I am a pretty slow reader but this was a page turner.

I did stain the part of the reconstructed deck because, well, it’s just not a weekend at the lake without getting something done.

But I balanced that with a nap in my favorite hammock.  

Fresh air. Great summer food. Being in and on the water. Naps in a hammock.  Life is Good. 


  1. Now, THIS is what I was hoping your lake visit looked like! Thanks for taking a break, 8. You were exhausting me just by thinking about how industrious you were! :-)

  2. AnonymousJuly 25, 2017

    yay you!

  3. Gosh, when you take on a project there is no stopping you! Glad you took a little time off to recuperate though. It all looks great:)

  4. Minus the kayaking (for me) sounds like a win all around. Yay you for taking the queue.

  5. That sounds wonderful - all of it.