Friday, August 6, 2010

Taking A Back Seat

I've knit less this summer than I can remember. Knitting has taken a back seat to many summer activities. I blame the weather.

The summers of 2008 and 2009 were less than stellar in terms of warm, sunny summer days. That meant lots of indoor time. Without telelvision, and only one radio station, indoor trailer time is knitting time.

The summer of 2010 has been different. Lots and lots of warm, sunny days. Swimming, kayaking, boating and two BIG birthdays have taken my time away from knitting.

Birthday # 1 was James' tenth in July. James often bring his friends out to the trailer for his birthday parties. They go tubing and knee boarding and play the the 'old fashioned' games that grandma organizes. Games like three legged races, sack races and musical chairs that today's kids don't often play but make make my grand kids howl with laughter.

This past weekend, was the BIG party. We celebrated Charlie's 40th. Two families of friends from 'down south' made the long trek to Hearst to party with us. We painted the birthday boy's underwear with 'Happy 40th Birthday', froze them, then hung them outside the party pavilion for all the world to see. But the most fun was pummelling the birthday boy with 40 water balloons. The kids had filled them ahead of time and on the count of three, we drenched Charlie.

The weekend ended with an afternoon of fishing. 9 Walleye were caught for a big blow-out fish fry.

Lots and lots of fun. No knitting.

1 comment:

Laurie said...

What a crazy crew you are - sounds like so much fun! Walleye...yum...