There has been so much going on the past few days, I feel like I'm swimming in life--if not drowning. I mean, I've realized that this is how it should be. I'll re-cap a little bit for you.
My cousin, Katie, flew in from Florida on Thursday. I had never met her and she hadn't been home in ten years. So we had a small get-together Thursday night to celebrate her home-coming. Friday morning I went to the new outlet mall that just opened (I'm totally a small-town girl, right?), and then Friday night we had hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken wings at my grandma's just to celebrate that Katie was in town and my Great Uncle and his family had flown in too. Saturday, my Uncle had his birthday party and my friend went with me. From teasing my family, to walking the nature trail, to trowing the Frisbee, it was a lot of fun. (Even if I do have multiple bug bites!) This afternoon I took a break from everything and just lounged in the pool. Tonight, we're going to my grandma's again for tacos--which my uncle will be happy about. ;) I'm not sure what we're doing Monday night, but I'm sure we'll do something because Katie's not leaving until Tuesday.
Also, on top of all of this, the news and excitement that's came with me finishing my first draft and getting ready for revisions, has really added to the feeling of "swimming in life".
This is the way summer is supposed to be. Simple and fun. I think a lot of us forget that--I know I do sometimes. Especially recently.
Have a wonderful and blessed day!
With eternal love and blessings,