71 Days

What I did during my summer vacation…

Day 20 – Blueberry Festival & Old Friends

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First of all, Jeff’s foot is still very painful, and we’re hoping to get to the podiatrist tomorrow to figure out what he’ll need to do next. But while he’s watching all of Netflix offerings, Katie and I had a fun-filled day. (Jake was working at T.W. Graham’s.) We began our day with some laundry detergent making with the help of Emma and Katie. At Johnna’s suggestion, I also started making D.I.Y. detergent kits which include all of the ingredients and directions to make 2 gallons of detergent.

We had a great lunch at mom and dad’s and celebrated some of my parents’ friends’ (or is it friends’ parents?) 50th anniversary! The Kanehl Family spent a lot of time with our family when we lived on Lake Moultrie, and it has been 30 (that’s right 3-0) years since we’ve seen them. They moved to Indiana and we’ve all gone our separate ways, but it was nice to see everyone. Strangely enough, my friend Kathy is an assistant principal in North Carolina, but began as a librarian — we kindred spirits are always fluttering around each other!

After a 4-hour lunch (and I did bring Jeff back a plate of shrimp AND anniversary cake), we headed to the Blueberry Festival to listen to music and hang out with all of the hippies (many of whom are also in my family.) Jimmy and Jo took some of my laundry detergent and lots of their vegetables to the Blueberry Festival today and sold 1 DIY Laundry Fairy Kit – my first kit sale, so yippee!

We were joined by Jamie, Lance and Anabelle and had a great time listening to music and watching lots of children (Jamie’s, Karen’s, mine and Jimmy’s) play, dance and eat Wabi Sabi tomatoes and watermelon. I even had a great freckle-loving dragonfly land on my shoulder for a picture. We all are a little more sunburnt, tired and dirty than we were when we started, but had a great time.  You know you had a great day when you MUST wash your filthy feet when you come home!


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