Happy Memorial Day Monday, my dears!
It's not quite as lovely a day here today as it was yesterday, I'm thinking it might rain at some point -- but maybe that's a good thing, because if it's overcast, it won't bother my sunburn as much as it would if I went out in the sun. Not that I'm particularly planning on being out in the sun today; it's traditional to picnic and parade on Memorial Day, but we did that yesterday. We'll see what mood takes us for today. A walk in the woods might still be in order...
Yesterday was our annual church canoe trip and picnic. I quite enjoyed the canoing again this year. The water level in the river this year was higher than usual, which was mostly a good thing, because we didn't scrape bottom quite as often. ;-) The Sugar River is not a very dangerous one, since for the most part, you can save yourself if you fall in by simply standing up. There were a couple a places where we got stuck on submerged tree branches, however, and that was a bit tricksy trying to get free without spilling ourselves into the water. But we managed to make the entire journey without getting wet from dunking.
I managed to come through without injury this year, though I do have a bit of a sunburn which doesn't seem to have been stopped by sunscreen. I had a very bad time last summer when I developed a sun allergy that was made worse by sunscreen, so I am quite leary of getting burned now. I was very careful yesterday, using hypoallergenic sunscreen, and wearing a floppy hat and long sleeves, but I still got a burn on my neck that is bothersome and unusually itchy. That makes for a good reason to avoid more sun, so maybe I'll stay inside and do some writing today, instead of going to the parade that is scheduled for later in the day. ;-)
Speaking of writing and Memorial Day parades, I am reminded of a wee Boromir conversation I wrote some time ago. I used to post a chapter of a serial tale I am writing every Monday, but I tended not to post on Mondays that were holidays, because people often missed the chapter because of being gone. So the Boromir in my conversations developed a distrust of Monday holidays! Those of you who are familiar with my Boromir conversations will remember this one, I think. :-D I probably reposted it last Memorial Day, as well!
Hmmm...... cheese for breakfast sounds rather appealing, you know? Think I'll go have some!
Have a lovely day, my dear friends, however you spend it.