The cool, wet summer of 2013 sped by, and most of it now seems like a distant memory. Many good things happened: Boy Wonder discovered he loved sail camp; Miss M traveled to a national basketball tournament for a week; we spent a blissful week doing absolutely nothing on Dewees Island in South Carolina; and we once again enjoyed the camaraderie and chaos that is the KRC summer swim team. I spent a weekend with girlfriends at Sewanee for an adult tennis camp, where we played tennis eight hours a day, ate nonstop, drank blackberry moonshine cocktails, and still lost weight. Miss M and I also road-tripped to Murfreesboro, Tennessee with a friend and her daughter for a statewide tennis tournament, where in addition to playing a whole bunch of tennis, we visited a single Starbucks seven times in one weekend (a record, even for me). We watched two seasons of Game of Thrones and enjoyed a new paddle board. We had an amazingly calm, resourceful, and upbeat summertime sitter, Lauren, whom I cannot praise enough and will no doubt go on to do great things for all her future employers.
A sad thing, too: we said goodbye to our Tucker dog, who at almost fifteen, was ready for the Great Dock Beyond, where I hope she is splashing in the water after a yellow tennis ball. She was a good girl and part of my adult life in Knoxville. I miss her daily.
I have very few pictures to post, because most were taken with my iPhone, and the quality is really poor. A resolution for fall: use your camera! Also, get used to sleeping less!
The countdown to school begins, and I for one, am just a little bit panicked about how it is all going to work.