I realized the day after I posted that last one that I left out the most important update of all: I waterskied. Uh-huh. I bet you think I'm making that up, but I have witnesses. It took me four tries to get up (I'm blaming that on the skis which were several sizes too big), and then I made a wide loop all the way around our part of the lake and skied smoothly to a stop about ten yards from the dock (thirty years ago I could have skied right up to it, but apparently I've lost the art of calculating distances on skis)(or maybe it has something to do with the fact that I weigh about 40 lbs more than I did back then). First time I've been up on waterskis since about eighteen years ago, when I only lasted about 30 seconds because I just didn't have the upper body strength to hang on. This time, I was sitting there watching the kids ski and thinking: hmmmmm, all this strength training I've been doing has to be good for something! I should try this!
So, there. I did it. Go, me. I was sore the next day, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.
I realize I haven't posted much this summer and there are several reasons for that. (#1: It was summer.) I was actually surprised just now when I looked back to see how often I did post, because it feels like I haven't written anything at all. So I have a couple of ones that I'm feeling pretty ambivalent about that I'm going to back-post over the next few days, and then I'm going to sign off for six weeks or so. At least that way I won't feel guilty about not posting because I said I wasn't going to, right??
Unless I think of something brilliant to say, of course.
Hugs and kisses to all my gentle readers.