SO my cat looks like I feel:
It has been a great week, but very busy here! First, my best friend and his girlfriend stopped by on their cross-country roadtrip….
they were doing contact dance and gymnastics in the living room. You know, like you do (LOL).
we went on a picnic together,
and toured downtown Ithaca (I won a free rose here!)
we walked around the lily pond in Cornell’s Plantations and listened to the frogs in the evening. Some bird dropped a feather here.
After they left, my brother and his wife (the Brazilian) came over from michigan to spend the 4th here.
we went on a drive to Skaneatles, a Finger Fake and town to the east of us
where the water is crystal-clear
and got some homemade malts and super-fresh fish at Doug’s Fish Fry
for the 4th, I threw a party down by Cayuga Lake.
my thesis advisor and a bunch of grad students came.
we sat on the dock, watched the sunset,
and then the fireworks. It was lovely.
the next day, my husband, my brother and sister-in-law and I went kayaking.
I forgot my sunglasses, so had to wear my Grandpa’s old wraparounds (I’m trying to make a ‘cool’ face here )
David and Mariana took it all VERY seriously.
the ducks took no notice of our boats; we bumped right into this flotilla.
we went on another picnic, this time in the beautiful Cornell plantations.
after dinner we went on a walk and checked out all the lovely flora in bloom
It’s been a blast, but I am getting pretty tired! And I miss my daily blog fix! and DON’T EVEN ASK whether I am getting any work done on my dissertation! Too busy hostessing.
apparently I fell asleep here—
Well, I hope you are all well, and I hope to write my final Tauer review tomorrow!
La Bonne Vivante