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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three grand mother of four, and have been married to the same man for 48 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.


Monday, June 21, 2010

And It's Not Even The Dog Days, Yet!

It's been really warm, but after this winter I will not complain.  I'm embracing the heat!  Today is the longest day of the year.  Do you all remember mention of this in Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby?  Daisy Buchanan says she  anticipates the longest day of the year, but it always seems to escape her.  Daisy came across as a ditz, but she was stupid like a fox.  But, I digress.  We're going to sit outside tonight and enjoy daylight as long as we can.  Perhaps with a glass of wine or a cup of tea.

We had a lovely day yesterday -- hadn't had a cookout in so long.  It was fun sitting around the table with our Off© lanterns burning, reliving memories, laughing. We enjoyed this so much that Husband and I have decided to try to do more barbecues.  And you're all invited.   The only downer of the day was that Youngest Daughter wasn't there.

Here are photos of our girls, minus one:  From left to right:  DIL, grandaughters, and Middle Child.

The grand daughters took themselves for a spin.  The little one finally realized if she put her foot down, she made the Barbie Jeep go.  The problem is that she doesn't yet understand the concept of steering, but she was happy to have her older cousin do the driving.


Jay said...

The that sucks most about apartment living is not really being able to have cookouts. I have a little grill that I can use, but would love to have a big one and be able to do my whole mean on it and not crank up the stove and oven.

So, I'll just have to come over to your house when you guys do cookouts. haha ;-)

Andrew said...

It is still twilight outside at 9:30pm here. I love these long days -- cherishing the light. My SAD is on hiatus at the moment. The girls look so good -- like they are having a wonderful time. I envy you of having that, but love reading about it.

Seth M. Ward said...

haha, love the barbie jeep pic! lol Thanks for all your positive comments. I appreciate them.

Purple Flowers said...

I love the family photos. Glad you had a great BBQ. They're usually alot of fun, and it makes me want more of them. :)

George said...

What a great picture of the girls in the Barbie jeep. I'm glad the day turned out so well.

Cheryl said...

I wish the long nights could continue all year long. Summer too.

So glad you had a great family day!

happyone said...

Glad the cookout was a fun and that you had such great weather.
I see that your daughter looks a lot like you!

Brad said...

Baby looks SO big! Wish we were closer to join in the fun!