Richard and Miranda and Michael were home for the day.
So I had a Canada Day picnic in my back yard.
|... Richard's hair salt and peppers ...|
I couldn’t resist trying a new recipe, even though all of the entertaining books say, don’t try something new out on your guests.
They were family.
We chatted in the shade as we ate.
Trell had come over – I knew he looked different, but I blamed the new hair cut.
He had shaved and lost 20 punds.
The two facts are not connected, but seeing he was shaved is when I knew I was in for a treat.
|... extinguishing Canada Day fireworks ...|
He brought over his fire-eating equipment which can only be used when he isn’t bearded.
“Where do you buy the tools of your trade?”
I love our yard.
Since Richard took down the fence between us there is wonderful feeling of the wide open range, right in the middle of the city.
|... Mati leaves for Nepal on Friday ...|
His parents sit at the table and say, no, you can’t go out to the avenue that way.
|... I love Ina Given ...|
It seems he is thinking, “I understand what they are saying. If I wait here long enough, they will turn their eyes away, at which point, they will no longer mean I cannot go that way and I will be free.”
They never look away.
I say to Richard, “I noticed you mowed the lawn – a nine metre strip on the south side of both of lots.”
“Yes, I work in small units of time. I had 9 spare minutes. That area is how much I get mowed in that amount of time. Then I had to go off to Les Mis with my wife and I don’t know when I will get back to the lawn.”
Richard and Michael go off to play with the hose.
During that time some water is sprayed on others – a bit on me, a bit on Richard and some on Michael -- enough to make him surprised, at which point the party was over.
|... Are you sure you mean no? ...|
Michael is put onto his own back porch and Richard watches him out of the corner of his eye as he takes up his mowing job again.
Michael goes to his own play water-table, and continues the water game, scooping up a large cup of water, going over to Richard’s basket of clean clothes on the porch and pouring water all over them.
|... what to do next? ...|
Happy Canada Day to all.