We had a fantastic time with the twenty somethings. We had Jerri and her boyfriend Shayn, Meghan and her boyfriend Travis and Taka and his friend Shinako here for the weekend. We started the weekend off with a campfire and three guitars. It was a lot of fun. S'mores were had by all but none more than Taka's friend Shinako. She loved them and had an endless appetite for them. As I listened to the beautiful voices of my family singing and the laughter around the campfire I couldn't help but try to saviour every moment. The peaceful setting, having them all close, the tranquil fire and a sky filled with stars made it a perfect evening.
The tranquility was not so easily found in our kitchen the next morning. Chaos, was more like it. I was given a pass, so I sat and watched as a fantastic breakfast was prepared under Jerri's direction. She says it is her speciality and it was!
Meghan and Travis prepared a picnic lunch for the boat and away we went. The first couple of hours involved a lot of tubing then everyone tried water skiing. My speciality happens when everyone is tired out from all the activity we float in the Bay on tubes and noodles. That's my speed and I just love it. What a great way to catch up with everyone leisurely floating in the Bay.
The evening came with it feeling sun tired and water logged it was time for Barry and his speciality. He put a prime rib on the spit and we all relaxed and rehydrated.
We sat at the table until the sun went down and the candle light was all we had left. Barry and I were spent while the younger, more energetic prepared for a night of dancing on The Boat, a boat that has been refurbished into a bar. Situated right on the water it is a perfect place to spend a summer night.
Exhausted, Barry, Shinako and I sat back and looked at pictures. It was fun to show her the lake she had been swimming in frozen in the winter. It was difficult for her to imagine as she had never seen anything like that. Early to bed for all three of us, as the others danced the night away.
Sunday started much the same way Saturday did, with Jerri in the kitchen and the others all lending a hand. We all went to the beach and Taka, Barry and Shinako canoed the Bay. Our weekend was done and we all felt like it was a wonderful success.
It was also very successful in keeping me in the moment. I hardly thought of my surgery, and when I did it was easy not to dwell on it, as I had some much fun in front of me.
Today is the day reality kicks in, it's time to back and get the house ready, stop the mail, and all the mundane things that go with having surgery. The funny thing is, taking the bright pink colour off my toenails seems to be the hardest. It's that last step to saying good bye summer fun!