This is just a short post so you don't think I am MIA. The heat here is dreadful again and I have been a recluse up at the lake for the past 5 days. The water temp is in the 80's, it's like taking a bath. With fish. At night it would cool off a bit and I would sit outside reading, but for the most part, stayed in, even cooking on the stove instead of the grill. We had a good thunderstorm on Saturday but it did little to cool things off. The Dog Days Of Summer!
We brought The Husbands new boat up with us from Illinois. Boy, did he fill this thing up with gadgets. A motor, depth finder and he made a plank of wood into a holder for his fishing rods. I chickened out of taking the maiden voyage with him Saturday morning. We got up a 5:00 a.m. and I made him a carafe of coffee and wished him well. I was so worried he would break down in the middle of the lake! It wasn't like he was sailing around the world alone. He came back about 3 hours later and was a little disappointed that he only caught one bass. He went out twice more on Sunday and Monday and had no luck. There is a saying that in the heat, the fish keep their mouths tightly closed. He was quite proud that our neighbors came over to check out the beast!
Friday we leave for two straight weeks at the lake. I am praying for good weather. Either that or I will have to just brave the heat because I really don't like sitting indoors. 16 whole days. I am beyond excited. Of course I will have to get used to fishing again on the beast, and I have been a real sissy about taking the wave runner or kayak out because of the mean swans on the lake. They chase you flapping their wings and they are by no means small birds.
All is good on the home front. I have so much to do before we leave. We had son Kevin and Mary Clare over for dinner last week. I made lasagna and stuffed shells. Rumor has it that after MC runs in the Chicago Marathon in the fall, they are going to start a family. I am so excited! This and Emily getting married in May is just too much! And...we are putting together a trip to New Mexico for this spring. We have never been to the Southwest so I'm really happy The Husband is up for this. I have a girlfriend that I've know since grammar school that lives in Albuquerque and we are going to see each other for the first time in 25 years. We have been having email marathons and it seems neither of us have changed a bit. I am really excited. More on this later.
I hope all of you had a great weekend. Let's all hope for an end to the heat and do a little rain dance! :-)