Friday, June 20, 2008


It's the first day of summer, or "midsummer", which makes no sense if you think about it for more than a minute. How can it be the "first" and the "mid" all at once?

Wiktionary is not much help:
midsummer (plural midsummers)
1-The period around the summer solstice; about 21st June in the northern hemisphere.
2-The first day of summer
3-The middle of summer.

Well, it is the longest day of the year. Of that we can be sure. Today, they found water (ice, really) on Mars. It's HOT even in San Francisco. The Mississippi is flooding, the West is drying out, and yet somehow we all keep on keepin' on.

This seems to be the week of spending money. The car needed repairs and a 90,000 mile tuneup. The windows needed shades. The camera broke and had to be replaced. Oh, and on top of it all, we are having a wedding! which has to be the most expensive thing to do in the world. New clothes, catering, cake, rental furniture, flowers, plants, extra house cleaning, etc. But we are spending with joy in our hearts, because, my goodness, who ever expected to be having a wedding! And our family members will be here and our hearts will be full.

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