Summer weekends. They can be crazy busy or quiet and relaxed. This weekend was a bit of both.
Apologies, I forgot my camera for much of the weekend so some of these are phone photos.
Look at those faces!
(Before a 150 mile trek)
My favorite photo of the weekend,
two of my favorite people in the world.
- Sending some of my people out to ride for a cure.
- Supporting riders along the route.
- A little housework, a little houseplay.
- Enjoying all meals al fresco. Or at least on my screened in porch.
- Finally adding some polish to my long suffering hands.
- Preparing to entertain.
- I'm addicted to the Tour de France!
- Knitting on the porch.
- Forgetting my camera.
- Even when I actually had it.
- Blueberry and raspberry picking.
- The blueberries went from the bush and into the oven in under and hour.
- Some cooking the fresh veggies from the garden.
- Having some friends and family stop by for dinner and drinks. (Had camera, forgot to use it. Whomp.)
Oh, and there was this....
I opted for the old-fashioned way, writing names on tickets, mainly because I thought it would be more fun than an online, random number generator. I was unprepared for the generosity of our friends! Luckily I kept up with things, so I didn't spend the entire weekend scribbling names on the backs of tickets, but I did have to separate them and get them ready for drawing.
This is the hard part. Not the giving away of a shawl, that is actually not so difficult for me. What I am having trouble with is giving only one of you a shawl. Readers of this blog, friends of mine, friends of my husband and daughter have all been so supportive and generous. We have been blown away by it. Many had stories of children, parents or their own experiences with diabetes which made the ride even more personal for Pete, Meg, Ben and the rest of their team. Thank you just doesn't seem to be enough.
I WISH I COULD GIVE EVERYBODY A SHAWL!
So I sit here trying to work up the emotional guts to just pick someone and get it over with. Here we go:
Congratulations to Sandra! I will be able to deliver the shawl to her personally, which makes me happy.
Remember, if what you really want is a shawl knitted by me, I can be convinced. I love knitting lace. If I start right now I might be able to knit shawls to give to everyone that donates to next year's Tour. Well, maybe not everybody, but more than one.
Weekending along with Amanda who writes The Habit of Being. Her blog always feels like a calm place for me.
2013. Four. I kind of like the video thing. I might make this a regular feature!