Note to Self: Do NOT go to the mall on the last weekend before school starts, and the final day of Tax Free Week. I had a few coupons, and I figured summer clothing would all be on clearance, but I didn't think about the whole school/tax free thing. It took forever in line to pay for my few items. I hate shopping. Unless it's at a Quilt Shop, that is. Or maybe a book store. Clothes shopping is a chore that must be undured. It is not fun. I wanted to reward myself with a sweet tea from McD's, and that took another eternity.
The real reward was a couple of hours on the river after we left the mall. It was another beautiful day, the temp was about 80, with blue skies and white puffy clouds. After a few too-hot weekends in early July, we have had some very nice kayaking weather. DH and I decided that we're really getting old. We were so exhausted when we got home, we ordered a pizza for dinner, and I was really too tired to eat. We used to take long day trips for kayaking, but we've stayed pretty close to home this year. The longer day trips may be a thing of the past.
Fortunately, we live near the Potomac River, and there are many different places to put in. Most of the places we go are areas of fairly shallow and sometimes rocky conditions. Great conditions for kayaks, but not for bigger boats, so it's quiet and peaceful. Yesterday we went to a spot above a dam, with much deeper water, and we had to share the river with a lot of boaters, many towing skiiers or tubes. No peace or quiet yesterday! But still a perfect day for a paddle.
I received a lovely little squishie in the mail last week, from my friend Grethe. It's just a tiny little thing, and oh-so-cute. I think I'll take it to week and hang it on my cubicle wall. Thanks so much Grethe!!
I guess it's time to head for bed. After all tomorrow is Monday, and it's back to the rat race.
Have a wonderful week.....Sunny