1. this may be the best summer indiana trip we’ve ever had.
2. i don’t play bridge. people have attempted to teach me several times but the information just won’t go in my brain.
3. when i bent over to get something out of my purse on the floor, my niece was behind me, and she exclaimed, “you have a big butt!” she sounded almost impressed, and it was straightforward enough to be cute.
4. i’ve got so much to pack. i brought way more clothes than i ought to have done, and bought more here. i predict i will put nothing away when i get home and live out of my bag for at least two weeks.
5. husbo is going out to the end of the dock to smoke a cigar with my cousin. seeing him with my family as just one of the gang makes me so happy.
i don’t have terribly much to post, but i wanted to check in and say hello because i haven’t been posting much this vacation.
i’m at a lake an hour or two north of indianapolis (where i grew up) with my extended family. i won’t explain the family in detail, but there are 20 of us. we’re renting a big 5BR cottage that holds 12 of us. so we all congregate at this cottage.
this trip has been so wonderful. it’s a family tradition to come to this lake together for a week that’s been going in my dad’s family since the 1950s. this the fifth year husbo and i have been here together, and it’s the best one so far.
as fabulous as this is, i don’t have any really great highlights to post. my highlights of this trip don’t really make for good posts, because they are more based on feelings than events. it’s the vibe of family closeness, wicked sarcasm, adorable kids. playing cards and games, eating sandwiches, working on crosswords don’t lend themselves to translation into text.
i’m on the screened in porch, looking out at the lake, watching the kids go by tubing and riding the waverunner. i think i’ll go down to the end of the dock and hang out with the people there.
sorry i can’t describe it better. it’s a had-to-be-there sort of thing.