I just accepted that it was July, and now it’s August. Summer is still flying by, but at least we have squeezed a bit more outside exploration in the last week to add to our list of summer adventures. Today is Swiss National Day, so we all enjoyed the day off work, although we ended up spending most of the morning deep cleaning around the house. Reese graciously offered to “dust the cracks on the bench” with her favorite dusting mitt, ride the vacuum, and use her “piggy broom” (dustpan set) to brush up some dust bunnies.
This afternoon we took a much-needed restorative (if hot) walk around the Türlersee, a short 15-minute drive for our house but seemingly much farther from the city with it’s quiet waters and lots of friends and families enjoying the water, paddle boarding, and swimming on this holiday afternoon. It was the perfect way to stretch out after an unexpectedly tough hike on Saturday (more on that later) and a nice break from the normal mid-week grind.
With Reese off to bed we can get back to binge-watching The Tunnel, eating ice cream bars, and generally enjoying the last few hours before “the Tuesdays” (my depressed version of a Sunday night before going back to work) sets in.
So, here’s what is topping my wish-list for the rest of summer . . .