I’ve got a nice start on a summer tan and a whole new crop of freckles (yes Donna, they are FRECKLES, not age spots!). I and a bunch of other hooligans, all family members ranging from ages 4 to 49, spent the day at my company’s private park on the Tennessee River for the second time this week. We ate and swam and water battled and had a great time. Man, I wish I was on vacation all the time.
I know, I know! The sun is bad for you and a tan is out of fashion right now, but I don’t give a hoot. I plan to enjoy life to the max. Hey, I wore sunscreen!! Laugh lines and freckles give you character. I don’t care if I look my age, as long as I’m happy. What fun is it if all you do is stay indoors and hide from the sunshine, which in my humble opinion is one of the most glorious things in the world? Nothing beats lounging in the heat of a Southern summer day like a big lizard and letting all your cares evaporate in the warmth of the sun. That’s why my hammock is one of my favorite places. A pretty day, a good book, a cold drink, a little music in the background or just the sounds of nature. Man, it doesn’t get any better.
I’ve been too busy to get on line and report the goings-on in my little part Lawrence County. Lets just say that I haven’t been to work and don’t miss it at all. I’ve shopped, went to several movies, been in both a pool and the river multiple times, bar-b-qued, had more than a few drinks, spent time with my much neglected but understanding friends and enjoyed every minute of it all.
I hope everyone else’s week has been as enjoyable as mine. The annual 4th of July Spirit of America festival happens this weekend complete with the Miss Point Mallard Pageant (which is a step toward Miss America), multiple stage acts (this year starring Collective Soul) and what is usually a very impressive fireworks show. Then I’m invited to a cook-out this Sunday, and it’s back to work on Monday. Everyone have a happy 4th!!