I know… I know… I’ve taken a few weeks off.
It’s just been a crazy few weeks. And the time off from lunch duty wasn’t planned.
But the last few days of the renovation hit hard and fast and needed my full attention. Just ask my oft-ignored child…
And then there was the moving back into the house.
Well, not moving us back in. We’re staying at the camp until the end of August. But unpacking all the stuff. Setting up the kitchen. Settling back in. And most importantly, bringing the cats back to the house.
Not sure I could have handled another night with the three crazed cats at the camp.
And now I’m on vacation for three weeks with Parker.
So far, much fun. Yesterday, a museum in Vermont. Today? Splashing at the lake. We’re trying to build a water-worthy Huck Finn-style raft using only rope and found wood.
This isn’t likely to succeed.
But we also needed a lunch break. So Parker is feasting on this-and-that. I made myself an Asian carrot slaw with golden raisins.
But now to try to get him back outside to finish our raft. He’s a bit immersed in his latest book, “The Monuments Men.” I predict cocktails (and mocktails) with books in the hammock later this afternoon.
Hope everyone is having a splendid finish to summer. Promise to return to regular lunch duty in the next few days.