Saturday, July 4, 2009

Thank goodness for hats.

I spent July 4 with my extended family in Kingsport, Tennessee, where my aunt and uncle live on the side of a steep hill. Me, my mom, aunts and uncles, cousins, and friends had a great time talking, laughing, playing croquet, playing cards, and eating. The humidity was low for a change, so it didn't feel very hot--so I think most of us ended up with sunburns. Even I did, after I'd complained loudly that I never tan but at least I don't burn. Hubris! Fortunately I was wearing a ball cap so my face was mostly shaded.

I'm home now, listening to the distant thunder of the town's firework display going on. If I wanted to walk down to the little playground/park on the corner I'd probably be able to see some of the fireworks, and if I wanted to walk a few minutes more and go downtown I could watch them from the Commons--but I just got out of the shower, and I just slathered my sunburn with aloe lotion, and I'm tired and ready to go to bed and read for a little while.

Obviously I didn't get a lick of writing done today. Tomorrow.

8 comments:

Alan W. Davidson said...

Hey, KC. Nothing wrong with a day off. I was once in Tennessee in August and hope that I never experience humidity like that again...

Catherine J Gardner said...

Days off are essential - enjoy your Sunday.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. I hope your burn fades quickly and your Sunday is very productive.

K.C. Shaw said...

Alan--No, the humidity is wonderful! For one thing, it makes it feel hot so idiots like me get out of the sun after a while.

Cate--I'm about to buckle down and do some actual writing now, but a day off was fun.

Jamie--I hope so too!

Aaron Polson said...

Take care of the sunburn, and hope Sunday (yikes, today!) was productive.

K.C. Shaw said...

I finally sat down to go over a few stories and send them back out. Other than that, I've done pretty much nothing all day but clean house, but I had actually fun doing it and Mom and I redecorated the bathroom.

Danielle Ferries said...

Sounds like a great weekend.

K.C. Shaw said...

It was indeed. I just wish it was longer.