Sunday, July 8, 2007

The best sort of Sunday.

It was hot, hot, hot here today. I started off the day by making lemon-blueberry muffins while it was still semi-cool outside. Sorry, no recipe; they were from a box.

N. worked hard at staying cool by playing in the kiddie pool with neighborhood friends.

We enjoyed a snack of fresh lemonade and homemade peanut butter cookies (I was in a baking mood after making the muffins!). If only we had a porch to enjoy them on.

Then it was back into the [by now somewhat muddy] kiddie pool for N.

As for me...I sat outside in the blazing sun doing some beading and some reading while drinking cold lemonade and watching all the kids play. I'd show you what I was working on, but it was for my swap partner. I liberally put sunscreen on N. all day, but forgot to sunscreen myself and got a minor sunburn on my upper arm. I was wearing a tank top today and now half my arm is tan and the other half is pink. Ah, the joys of having a farmer's tan.

I made tacos for dinner, so we checked N.'s tomato plants for tomatoes...

...and found some to have on our tacos.

All in all a lazy, relaxed sort of day. Well, except for having to break up the periodic fights between all boys in our backyard. And this post was looking so idyllic before that dose of reality!


LeeAnn said...

Lemonade is my favorite drink. I used to have those same drinking glasses. My parents have them now after we got a set for our wedding that had flat bottoms and wouldn't collect water from the dishwasher. I loved the little thumb prints but hated the sediments they always collected.

jessi said...

Mmmmm...homegrown tomatoes. Looks like N is doing a great job with his plants. Our weekly CSA basket starts this week and I'm hoping for tomatoes!

Christina said...

I know just what you mean, LeeAnn! We got these glasses when we got married. I keep thinking that I need to replace them because the the bottoms collecting stuff in the dishwasher drives me crazy. But, whenever we break them I end up going to Crate & Barrel to replace the one we broke instead of buying a new set of something else!

Linda aka yellowroseli said...

MMM! Homegrown tomatoes are the best. Going to be another HOT one today here in NY. Stay cool. Have you ever tried raspberry lemonade? it is great also.

Christina said...

I haven't tried to make raspberry lemonade, but it sounds great. I'm going to have to look for a recipe!

Jewels said...

Fresh picked tomatoes, still warm from the sun, nothing better in the summer! Well, except maybe for fresh strawberries, LOL!

Quick tip for sunburns that works like a charm:
Mix equal parts water and apple cider, and apply the moment you come back indoors. See, what happens is that even though you've removed yourself from the sun, your skin will keep 'cooking' for a few hours afterward. Apply this mixture liberally, and it will stop the stinging heat. You might still be tender for a bit, but you'll avoid the excruciating pain that can accompany a bad burn.

Now, back to that lemonade... ;)