I should be happy that it’s a long weekend. We enjoyed a big family dinner last night – the first BBQ ribs and chicken of the season. We couldn’t sit outside to eat because we’d have needed a heater and fleece jackets. Bah! Potato salad and coleslaw just aren’t as tasty if you’re not sweating just a bit. The lawn looks great, though. And the bulbs are magnificent. The apple and cheery trees are just edging into full leaf. I’d say that things are about three weeks later than last year. I wouldn’t want to be stuck in a damp, moldy-smelling cottage this weekend. Been there; done that. Made birch bark crafts and glued pine cone wreaths. Got beaten at too many games of…

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