Lakeside Independence Day

    Last week we snuck off to the Ozarks, and enjoyed a perfectly calm clear and cool day at the lake. My husband’s parents live off of Table Rock Lake and on the 4th we went for a drive in their boat and for a little swim. The lake was swarming with others enjoying the day– but we had our own fun too!

  It was good to get away and unplugged. Sometimes being to ‘plugged’ gets overwhelming. I felt like I was in a rut and just needed a change. It is always good to be informed, but in this everything instant day and age, with connection from the outside infiltrating at every turn….it just makes my mind buzz sometimes.

  So it was nice….We drove by countless fields full of Queen Anne’s Lace, and the summer wildflowers were out in full force along the rural roads. We wound through the dense trees of the Mark Twain National Forest, so thick and dim, with roads so winding and ear popping. When we got to the lake we went on slow-time. It was good.

   Of course, as soon as we got back I got terribly sick. I need to take better care of myself and this was an alarming reminder. Thankfully I’m feeling much better now and trying to channel the lull of the lapping waves and those bits of summer that are soothing and lovely (which is hard for me, since I am no fan of summer….its just so hot and bright. But I’m trying to be positive here!)

  A few things summer is good for though is lazy days….curling up with a good book, a big glass of iced tea. Drawing the curtains to the swelter of the hot part of the day and taking an all-house nap. Those are the things I enjoy about summer…how about you?

Til next time,

4 thoughts on “Lakeside Independence Day

  1. So glad you are feeling better. It looks beautiful at the lake. Everyone needs to take a step back and rejuvenate a bit from time to time!


  2. What a beautiful lake place for a get away! With the heat these days, that water looks so refreshing. So sorry you got sick. What a bummer to a perfect vacation! Sometimes we just manage to catch the virus du jour for no good reason. Glad it was short lived at least. What do I enjoy about the endless Summer you ask? Blueberries, wildflowers and butterflies!


  3. I am learning to see the good parts of summer this year as well, being an autumn, Christmas (not winter) and late Spring kind of gal. I am having a lot more fun! The lake is a gorgeous place to go, especially with family. That is the cutest father and son picture!


  4. hi sweetie! oh how i loved these pix. i need me a lake swim!! so sorry about the summer sickies, sickies are always a bit more of a bummer in the summer, don't you think? omigolly i just wrote bummer in the summer and didn't even realize the rhyme until i wrote it……


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