We decided to spend some time at the lake for our last hurrah of summer. I crawled out of bed with the help of all of your kind words and well wishes and prayers. The weather dipped down in the 60's and we suddenly layered in sweatshirts and jeans. I just decided to go. I just needed to do it.
And magically- I took that leap of faith- and it hurled me right into the midst of so many of my favorite things. Magic- like medicine- to heal and restore and replenish.
We ate pizza at our favorite summer pizza place. I had stocked up on some meds to ensure I could eat. Wow- did the pizza taste good.
We then went for a boat ride and afterwards spent a fun evening with friends at their cabin. Laughter and the company of fun people to be around truly filled me with gratitude.
The sun even came out later in the evening and made for a beautiful sunset. I soaked it all in.
I was doing so well, we continued our weekend at Grandpa Jim's lake home.
I never know what will await me in up-north-country- but I just know it will be stunning.
A nature show is always on hand and it always includes a handful of hummingbirds. I breathed the fresh air. I roamed as far as my lungs would allow. It was serene, peaceful and answered prayers.
Crosby took to the water with Rick and I today. Clearly he belongs to us as he loves being outdoors as much as we do. He was faithfully by my side so much and I adored him being so close.
After cooking us a delicious dinner, Grandpa made sure we had wood for the fire and marshmallows, graham crackers and chocolate for s'mores. We definitely needed the fire for warmth last night.
Rick got this crazy good shot of all the stars last night and the wispy, milky white part of it looks like the milky way to us.
We slept so peacefully.
We awoke to a beautifully sunny day.
After a breakfast at the old logging camp, I got dropped off at Summerhill Farm where I rummaged through all of their season end finds.
One last boat ride.
One last summer hurrah at the lakes.
I came home with some pink in my cheeks and some renewed energy to get the boys ready for their first day of school.
Boys to school- then off to labs, Dr. P, and then onto infusion.