I love everything about spending summer at the lake. The blue skies, the water just out the front door, the sunsets.
I'll pack up a boatload of books, art supplies and one furry, yappy girl and head off, popping in at home now and then! And I can't wait!
If there is one thing that is more challenging, it's that the cottage is in what I call "The Land of Limited Internet." It's not limited to everyone, just to me!
It doesn't seem fiscally sensible to get internet for two or three months when you have to pay for it all year long. So, I get my internet by going to the library or my cousin's house down the road.
It's a mixed blessing. I don't get to check in with everyone as often as I'd like and I miss that. It might mean I visit less or comment less. Writing isn't a problem because I can prep it up and paste it in or pre-schedule. Visiting and replying to comments isn't always as easy.
That said, there is much good about not being attached to the computer. I read a lot more. (Just finished this one in the Armande Gamache series. Very good -- but read them in order!).
I paint more regularly. And for longer periods at a time. I can really concentrate on improvement, not just getting something done.
I'll eat healthy, wonderful things from the farm market, visit friends who live in the north and swim often (once the lake warms up!).
I will commune with nature (but chase the geese off the beach!) and take long walks.
I'll anticipate Rick's vacation time at the lake where we will work on many happy homeowner projects and he'll appreciate some cycle time!
And in the evenings, we'll sit on the porch, eat something yummy on the grill and watch the sun sink beyond the trees in the distance!
So, if you don't see Lizzie and me around much this summer, we haven't forgotten you and will check in when we can. We're bonding!
And enjoying the sunsets!
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