Oh my gosh! I haven't been on here for two weeks! Have your missed me, truly?
Dream Boy did - he asked me last week Monday night why I didn't have coffee that morning with everyone.
You know what? I really didn't have an answer other than, "I don't know, guess I just need a break?"
And that's how it goes sometimes, just a little break from the every day norm to feel a little refreshed & revitalized. Not sure I'm there yet, but let's go with that.Well I guess we need to do a little catching up now, don't we?
Let's start with the recent weather in the Mitten. Whoa boy has it been HOT & humid around these parts this last week. I spent a few afternoons close to the water or in my kayak to keep cool. It was so hot that my computer overheated Saturday morning & freaked Dream Boy out because it wouldn't boot up & it was making this really weird noise.
I was at my sister's when he called & told him to try & shut it down. He said he couldn't, so he just unplugged it & propped it up to try & cool it down. When I got home I checked it out & was able to shut it down and the "weird noise" was the fan blowing to try & cool it down. I left it alone for a while & soon enough, she started back up.
But it may be time to start looking seriously at a new replacement in the near future. It's been running slower & slower with each & every passing day.
Life in the House of G has been just great! We are thoroughly enjoying our summer, and thankfully, knock on wood, we have NOT had major issues with a certain little pesky, flying creature outside, so we've been able to sit out on our patio every night for dinner and most nights until the sun sets, just talking and enjoying our time!
But - we had major rain yesterday, I mean MAJOR rain, so I'm really hoping that this before mentioned insect does not hatch out now & make up for lost time.
Last week I was treated by a friend to dinner and the theatre. We dined at a local Inn in my little village, the chef changes the menu every day and does her best to utilize local produce and farms for her dishes. I've never had a bad meal there, just such yummy stuff!
After dinner we headed down the road to the Barn Theatre! This is a small summer stock theatre in a barn! It's been there 70 years and is THEE place for all want to be actors to get their equity card. Every year they have amazing shows from the end of May to the beginning of September. We had the pleasure of seeing The Little Mermaid.
What a great performance! The owner's live down the road from our high school & I had their 2 oldest in my classes before they graduated. Both of them happened to be working that night, so I had the opportunity to talk with them both and catch up on their life after high school. So fun!
Their mom, Penelope, played Ursula, the Sea Witch. Oh my gosh - she is SO absolutely made for these type of roles. She did an amazing job, but then again, she always has in any role I've ever seen her in.
So I'm into my 2nd week of session 2 of summer school. This crew is a little bit more chatty than the 1st, but I am happy to say that the drama is not evident in this group either. They were a fun group to be with last week and I just hope that this will continue for the remaining 3 weeks!
My nephew is getting married in October, so I spent this past Saturday morning with the bride to be, her mom, my sister and my sister's friend assembling wedding invitations. Thankfully my sis had done the intricate work ahead of time and we just had to do the main assembly portion. Once again she's outdone herself with the invitations, they are absolutely beautiful.
Son #2 flew into Chicago on Friday night and spent time with a college buddy and his wife, and then caught a ride back to the Mitten with another college buddy on Sunday. We met them halfway and brought him home the rest of the way. He's in town for a few days on business, pray that these meetings have a great outcome for him.
Saturday afternoon was beastly, so Dream Boy & I loaded up the kayaks and headed over to the lake to paddle around. We were treated to 2 amazing sightings, one was a Bald Eagle flying overhead and then the lake's resident Loon. It's a young one that has seemed to establish it's residency on Sherman Lake this summer. We ended up talking to a lady who was on her pontoon watching him as well. She's been following his progress all summer and filled us in. Hopefully this guy will continue to return and bring back a mate in the next few years and start a new family.
We then paddled over to our friends dock, secured the kayaks and went for a swim to cool off. It was crazy hot! We haven't had a summer like this in about 4 years, so we take shelter from the heat in whatever way we can find. While the lake was warm, it was still a great way to wash off the sweat and cool down the body a bit.
Dream Boy fixed a delightful dinner for us when we got home, complete with shrimp, rice & quinoa. It was delicious!
Last night, we had all the fixings for a family dinner and were getting ready to prepare it, when S1 called and asked if we wanted to bring it all over to their house as they have central air, and we don't. It didn't take any convincing on our part to load everything up and head over there - and it was wonderful spending time together. We were just missing D2, but we face timed with her a little later, which is not the same as having her there - but better than nothing at all, right?
So today I'm back in school and heading to an orthopedic this afternoon. I've been having major issues all summer with my hip going out of joint. My x-rays were "normal", so I've been referred to an ortho in the hopes that PT will help resolve whatever issue I seem to be having.
I hope you have a great week - stay cool wherever you may be!