I don't know what the unofficial high was here today; when I looked at the thermometer it read 98 or 99, but there was some sun shining on it so it could have been reading high. At any rate, it was too hot. But for some reason, it didn't bother me too much. I spent the morning doing household chores, like finally blanching and freezing the peas I picked last week. Yes, I just didn't have enough of a window of time to get to them before this, and I was worried sick that they would have all spoiled by now in the cooler I was keeping them in. I lost maybe a pound or so that had gotten too ripe or started to rot, but I still managed to get a few meals' worth put away.
In the early afternoon, I got a call from my aunt who was having an impromptu family get together at their lake home. Now, on my side of the family spontaneity is almost unheard of, but in Minnesota on the hottest day in ten years you'd be a fool to turn down an invitation to a lake place, even if it was a sixty mile drive one way. Especially when tubing is on the agenda!
This was Calvin and Starflower's first time, and they had a blast. Mr. Attitude wasn't overly anxious to try it, which was fine with me. And my uncle, he was just beaming. He only has one step granddaughter who lives in another state, so I think he was proud to take my brother's and my kids tubing, with his father's old pontoon boat and new motor, at the lake place his parents (my grandparents) had for many years. I have many great memories of weekends spent there, waterskiing and tubing and swimming. I didn't get in the water today; it was a bit green for my tastes and I'm allergic to the green stuff. It was just fun watching my kids have fun.