After spending the last 4 days lounging around, grilling out, drinking beer, golfing, hanging with friends, I feel compelled to spend today swimming while Team Testosterone starts school. It's hot, muggy, my hair is big, my skin is sweaty and I've got no ambition for anything but reading.
What are you reading, Green Girl?
I've arrived late to The Book Thief party and I'm tempering the violence of the Holocaust with Tina Fey's Bossypants. Also taking notes on II Timothy for leadership training.
How's your golf game?
Sucktacular. I took more than my share of mulligans on the course yesterday. My putting was okay, my driving was decent, my long game put me in almost every sand trap at the course and I lost two balls. I also found three balls, so in that respect I came out ahead. I drank a couple of Fat Tire Ales during the 19 holes.
What did you eat?
For years people have talked up this podunk supper club on the eastern shore of Lake Winnebago. Some friends picked us up Saturday evening to head over there and I could hardly wait. The place was cute, the service great, I drank that awesome summer shandy by Leinenkugel, the music was live and the view was terrific. After perusing the expected supper club menu offerings, I convinced Mr. D to split the prime rib and perch for two with me. Oh, my hopes were high and my mouth watered. The soup arrived, steaming hot and tasty. Dinner spiraled down from there. Worst perch I ever ate. Terrible prime rib. In a rare moment I actually gave the dog the doggie bag.
Have you honestly been that lazy for four whole days?
Basically, yes. I've read a lot, froze several quarts of tomatoes, did a little laundry and sat around drinking beer with Mr. D and various neighbors and friends. Mostly New Glarus and Capital Brewery beers, though today I'm sticking with coffee and ice water.
What's been the highlight?
From lawn chair to hammock and every spot in between I've enjoyed being unplugged and resting up for the crazy month of September. But the best was the most darling baby girl our friends are adopting--I got to hold her for quite a while and watch her do cute 11 month old stuff like figure out how to climb up a step and kick her feet in the pool. She smelled great and her skin was like silk. I sure appreciate babies more now that I don't have any myself. I strongly suggest finding one to bounce on your lap for a while if you haven't done so lately.
Spill it, reader. What was the highlight of your long weekend?