When the Hub was off on his golf trip, I went with my sister to her friend's house in Grass Valley. IT WAS HOT THERE. I mean 100 deg reeshot. We had a good time despite the temperature -- there's a lake and we got some new floatie gear and togs so the girls could cruise around in the shallows. In the morning there was a deer sleeping outside the living room door. That was very exciting for the under-4 set. We also went to the Nevada County World Music Festival (pa-CHOO-lee, godzundheit!) which ended up being a lot of fun.
Last night one of my oldest friends came over for dinner with her family. Abi's long been a good friend, even though we actually make actual contact very rarely. She's one of those friends that time and distance don't effect -- I could talk to her about anything, and I trust her implicitly. She brought me a gift -- she hand-binds books and is really very good at it. It was one of those small gestures that mean more than I can describe. Here are a photo or two: