The first day of summer vacation we held Dex's 12th birthday party at a local climbing gym. Wow - the kids had such a great time and so much fun! Even Cars, who is a big chicken, climbed up the ropes. And all was well until he climbed a bit without the ropes and fell off and hurt his foot. He is still limping around but claims it does not hurt much so I did not take him to the doctor. I will if it is still hurting him after the weekend.
The second day of summer vacation was just spent doing work around the yard, Jax went to the skatepark and then to the beach (it got above 70 degrees!) and Dex walked around with some friends and hung out (read loitered) at the nearby plaza. I love that Cars has the kids next door to play with but their summer camps will start soon so the build-in playmates will end.
Today we are going to Ash's house a little later to do tie dye. Normally, I have big party and invite quite a few people over to do it but I was just not feeling it this year. We were just going to do it alone until Ash invited us over and we talked about doing it together.
I am in a bit of a funk. The weather is a HUGE part of it. Record cool temperatures this spring and while we did have a few nice weekends in a row, the cool temperatures and rain after that have depressed me. While I complain a lot about the weather, I am at a point where I would love to move away from here to actually experience a real summer. And I would not even care about snow because no doubt we'd move to a place that is prepared to deal with snow. Anyway, just something to think about.
I am also in a funk about my friend's passing. Yes, she had a chronic illness but not that you imagine you would die from. If she had cancer, this would be more expected, I think. And even though I knew she was having a flare up from Crohns and I knew she was scared, and I even *knew* she was scared of dying and I thought she might be dying, it was still a shock. Lynn is was 3 weeks older than I am. Maybe it is also my own mortality that is coming into play here. It is all a bit frightening.
Ok, off to enjoy a bit of this sunshine before it disappears behind the clouds. Maybe it will lift my spirits as well.