The town parade route ends just above our house. So, we have a perfect view right from our front yard. Brian BBQ'd, and the kids and I kicked back and watched it all go by. It's no WRG parade, but it's pretty cool. You see lots and lots of types of tractors, etc. After the parade, Brian headed out w/ some of his co-workers to IA to watch their boss in a semi-pro football game. So, I took the boys into town for some funnel cake and lemonaid. I didn't order one, but of course found myself picking off the boys plates. It's a neat set up down there, and I was hoping the boys would see some friends, but oddly there were't a lot of kids downtown. The beer garden was hopping, though :) They boys were really good, esp. considering that we walked (about a mile) to town in the heat. The day got hotter later in the afternoon, when we were on our way back. I was dripping with sweat. But they handled it all in stride.
Tonight has been full of some much needed down time. I'm choosing that instead of packing....which I haven't even started and we move in two weeks. Oh well, I'm not going to worry about that right now. My mind tonight has been preoccupied with the loss of Colin Buness, and the gigantic sense of shock and sadness ripping through my hometown. WRG is such a wonderful communtity, and it's very tight knit. Colin is so clearly loved, and it's hard to see and hear from so many who are shattered by the loss of this energetic, 25 y/o. Also, Amy travelled to a funeral of a very dear friend of hers, too today. She also lost her friend in an outdoor accident. My heart aches for all that she is going through, and I wish there were something I could do to make it better for her. But those of us, who have lost ppl we love, know that's there's nothing anyone can do. It's a pain that we all have to find a way through in our own way. I'm so very glad that she was able to get to the service, though. It's a blessing that she will be with close friends today. Anyway, I don't really know what else to say....which might be a first, I know.
So, I'll leave you tonight with well wishes for a wonderful and safe holiday weekend. Here's hoping that we all can take the time and energy to embrace what we have in our lives and to appreciate those little things that we often forget to take notice of.
P.S. It's a known fact that calories do not count over the holiday