The very busy days have slowed down to merely bustling times. A friend has a party every summer…THE BIG PARTY. It was so wonderful to be able to prepare a bunch of food (from here: pulled pork, cole slaw, a big cheesecake by request) and know that for the next two days I would not have to cook anything else.
Everyone brings tons of food. The younger kids play, swing, jump, trampoline, hula hoop… the older ones ‘hang out’ and play board games, cards, horseshoes ladder ball and all manner of good old fashioned simple fun. Those of us older folks hang out and play!
My friend and I made it into the finals of the horseshoe game! The weather was perfect. Tents were raised, people lingered, music played…a grand old time…The Big Party was a smashing success. While sitting on the lawn watching the horseshoe game I was deeply satisfied with the whole weekend. Friends, family good health…all here and now. Simple.