We just returned home from a quiet picnic on the beach.
We planned this after yesterday’s swim. As many of you may know, I’ve vowed to go swimming every day in August that the temperature hits 80 degrees. It was something like 94 degrees today. I can’t tell you exactly because I only squinted, frowning, at the thermometer. Hot. Very hot.
And I have a headache. It’s probably a caffeine withdrawal headache, as I’m cutting back on coffee and black tea. Even took a Tylenol this afternoon, something I rarely do. It hasn’t worked too well, darn it.
After Barry (my non-beach guy) got home from work, we packed a cooler and headed to the lake. Here’s our impromptu menu: salmon sandwiches with cucumber and red onion slices and Aioli (a garlic mayo) on thin buns. We mixed up a can of lemonade and poured it in used glass tea containers.
Ready to go? Yep, we were. Add in bathing suits and towels and a couple of lawn chairs and Ms. Camera and off we drove.
We lingered for about an hour. I swam. Hubby said he was going to swim, but declined at the last minute. It was just too comfortable on those lawn chairs. We watched all the young moms and dads and kids playing in the sand and water. Compared to yesterday, the beach seemed almost deserted. Yesterday half the county splashed in the waves to cool down.
It’s cooled down back here at home. I have Ms. Ellie, the laptop computer, out here on the deck. It’s now shady and feels soft and sultry, like a most beautiful late August evening. Looks like it will be over 80 degrees tomorrow, so there is only one more obligatory swim remaining in the vow.
By the way–stay tuned tomorrow! I have a blogging surprise for you. I’ll bet you can’t guess. Something is going to happen in this blog that has never happened before. Ponder that one! 🙂