What a wild and woolly week it's been! Though it was a short week (in terms of work) it still seemed like it was terribly long. Work is insane as usual - though in the interest of keeping my job, I'll refrain from elaborating on that subject.
But outside of work, it was actually a fun week.
Last Sunday, a close friend had a big 4th of July bash - they boiled 22 lbs of shrimp, a few bushels of oysters, steaks, chicken, salmon fillets. Not to MENTION beer, beer and more beer. It was just a wonderfully relaxing afternoon. The women scrambled for slivers of shade under which to park their lawn chairs, while the men squealed like pyromaniac children, cackling with glee at the ignition of a mere bottle rocket. After hours and hours of eating, joking around and drinking, the evening was capped off by a spectacular fireworks display.
Monday I tried something new - I went canoeing! About an hour north of here, on the St. Mary's River, there's a little "fish camp" where you can park your car, rent a canoe, and then have the little old man drive you up-river and drop you in the water. We packed coolers with beer, fruit, water, sandwiches... took our beach towels and set off downstream. It was a blast! Once we got out onto the water, it was so peaceful and quiet... it was amazing to me that we were only a mile or so off the major highway. About halfway through the day, we stopped and beached the canoes on a little sandy shore, laid out our towels, ate our picnic and got a little sun. A very serene and relaxing day indeed.
And the rest of the week was fun as well (for the most part, anyway)...
Now playing: Well, actually I don't have any music on at the moment, but "A Question of Trust" (Depeche Mode) has been lolling about in my head all morning.