Hi! I'm posting today to let the three of you know that I am going on a little vay-cay and probably won't be writing anything this week. What do you mean, "What do YOU need a vacation from?" Shut up! Be nice! I have stress!
I actually kind of already started the vacation. I went up to International Falls over the weekend because it was supposed to be murderously hot all weekend, which it was, but it doesn't really matter how hot it is if you can jump in a lake. So I went up north, did lots of swimming, went to see the latest Harry Potter, picked (and ate) enough blueberries to give me a good case of the squirts, caught a baby duck etc. etc. I didn't bring my camera because I forgot it, otherwise I would have had some great pictures.
I took my two year old niece to the lake with me one day and we floated around on a tube for about an hour. She yelled "AHOY!" to every boat that went past and she kept calling all the other kids "mateys." At one point on our tube she stuck her face over the side and filled her mouth with water. Then she wrenched my mouth open by pushing up on my nose and prying my lower teeth down with her mutant baby-strength and iron determination and then she spit her mouthful of water into my mouth. Why did she do that? I don't know. She did it twice. The second time she lost the water in her mouth in the struggle we had while I tried to prevent her from grabbing my face and forcing my mouth open, but she is determined so she got it open and then discovered she didn't have any water left in her mouth, so she just spit what she had into my mouth. Patooey. Delightful. After that she laid on my legs, repeatedly filled her mouth with water and spent a lot of time spitting it out on my legs. I kind of liked that.
See you in a few days!