Monday, July 2, 2012

5 things....

Saturday, Andy took the boys and their friends out tubing on the lake.  I decided not to go as I tend to get a bit nauseous when they have the boat spinning in circles in order to get bigger waves.
As I was sitting, waiting for them to come back I discovered that I didn't know any of the parents sitting at the beach.  I've officially become one of the older moms.  The mom that sits out of the fray of the toddlers and elementary school kids.  The one that can actually relax while sitting near a body of water. The one that doesn't turn her head when she hears "Mom" being screamed at the top of someone's lungs and the mom that doesn't  go running when she hears a piercing scream and crying.
It was a bittersweet feeling.  I'm sad that our days of summer are not spent on that sandy beach anymore.  Days of digging holes and swimming for hours until their fingers were wrinkled from the water.  Gone are the many days of grilled cheese sandwiches and snacks from the beach bag.
But as I watched this new generation of parents and their little ones I was happy that we were part of the long tradition of families on that beach.  I can only hope that my boys decided to find a place just as special, maybe even the one they grew up on, to raise their families when it's time.

1.  Loving caprese salads right now.  It will be even better when the tomatoes ripen.
2.  Looking for a good television show for summer.  Suggestions welcomed.

3.  Just finished reading The History of Love.  It started out slow, but in the end I really enjoyed it.

4. Do you like sweet tea or unsweetened?

5. Matt and I have started a summer blog.  We took the idea from Sarah and Anna ( can't find the link Sarah...could you send it to me?) Matt and I need something this summer.  Hopefully, this might be it.
Enjoy the week everyone!  


free range chick said...

...ooh the first part pinched my heart a bit Jane. Feeling the same with my teens- grateful to have foghorn who is only 7 to experience them with again.
Like my tea un sweetned.
Sorry don't watch a whole lot of tv.
Have a wonderful summer enjoy yourself.

Larissa said...

Thanks so much for suggesting I contact Sarah. It wasn't that hard to clear up my space once Sarah told me exactly what to do - twice! Love your photos - those eggs are amazing! I drink mistly hot tea with very little sugar if any but I like my occasional iced tea sweet. I don't watch tv except for house hunter's international but i've been streaming some great documentaries off netflix - try "September Issue" and i'll so a post of some good ones soon. Thanks so much again, J!

Rose said...

Love the mom and on blog. Tried to comment there, but couldn't. I may steal the idea from you!

From All Stitched Up said...

I was just thinking of the summer days at the pool, they are good memories. I love all the shows on USA: Necessary Roughness,Royal Pains, Suit, White Collar, Covert Affairs. They are like fun summer reads.

Victoria said...

green tea. unsweetened.

Community is a super funny show. family friendly too. The Big C is also good, though it can get a little raunchy. I love laura linney.

Caprese salads!! I've just dicovered fresh mozza! I've always loved bocconcini, but fresh mozza is so good too. oh my. I am so with you on caprese salads. I've eaten it twice this past week.

RW said...

I like the summer blog project. We are suffering in the weather department. It has been raining no stop it feels like... there have been the odd moment of respite but, really it has not been summer. My tomatoes need sunshine.

Andi said...

Love the summer blog you started. Another wonderful way to view your beautiful images. I am with you on the caprese salad, or any salad that contained ripened tomatoes. And I like my tea sweet free. :)

Sandy said...

i love caprese salads too...i've missed your blog and you Jane. so happy to catch up and i love the mom and son blog. gorgeous photos and idea.