I head to rowing for the first time in a week. We laugh and compete every so lightly with each other. "I love us." I say to everyone and they agree. I come home spent and energized. I spend time in the garden deadheading, and moving the water. Later I get a pedicure and I make my list for the lake. I call her to double check we are not bringing too much food. After dinner the dog and I head to the vegetable garden to check the zucchini out. "Please pick them when they are little while I am gone, " I tell my husband. I decide to leave the tomatoes one more day when the snake startles me and I scream. The neighbor hollers over the fence to check on me.
"Just the snake," I holler back, as I head towards the house.