I'll post about the Writing World another time, but today it's time to take a breather from all that and talk about the Real World.
Seems like July is nearly over before it's begun. Canada Day feels like a mere blink of an eye in the past. Ali and I found our usual spot to watch the Sidney parade, where we've been every year since we moved here in 2005 (when not actually taking part in some way or another).
The sporadic and heavy rains that had characterized the year so far stopped at the end of June, and we've had unbroken summer all July. I just hope it remembers to hang around for August, when we're taking our usual camping vacation!
We got an exceptionally early delivery of firewood this year...
The blitz on all things botanical that I talked about in May has withered in the heat. Battle will be resumed when things cool down again.
With Megan getting ready to go off soon for three weeks on a Guides international jamboree, I took a couple of days off work to make an extra-long family weekend.
On Thursday, we packed up the propane barbecue and a picnic and headed off to French Beach.
Yesterday we played mini-golf.
In between times, we've had long rounds of cards on the deck (did you know Uno could be so competitive?) and badminton on the front lawn. Megan and Matthew both started playing this year and are both getting good.