Everyone at the lake is beginning to suffer with cabin fever (my apologies to my northern readers – I know we really can’t comprehend cabin fever like you do after you are snowed in for months). But the weather has just not been normal. This time of the year we are normally out in the boat at least 2 days a week. You can do that easily with temps in the high 60’s, no wind, and bright sunshine. Hasn’t happened. Even though the temperatures have risen this week, it has rained, the wind has blown 20-30 mph, and the sun has been hiding for way too long.
On Friday, I finally got out of my pj’s at 2 p.m. Ted was working so the dogs and I curled up on the porch and read all day (well, I read – they slept). Saturday started out much the same way, but later that afternoon a bunch of us met at Cypress Grill for snacks and drinks. Each couple ordered a different appetizer, passed it around, and by the time we had sampled everyone’s dish, there was no need for supper.
Dawn and Stevie brought their precious granddaughter, Addie, who is two. Of course, whenever a “grand” joins this bunch, they are the center of attention!
Sunday has been really strange. Outside, there is just an eerie feeling – too hot, too windy, kinda green looking. As I write this on Sunday evening, we are under a tornado watch. The wind has blown consistently today at 15-30 mph and our ri’vah is boiling. With the anticipation of 4″ of rain, the lake has been lowered once again, and the waves this afternoon have been wilder than I’ve ever seen them.
The forecasted storm with 70 mph winds and all the rain is still an hour away. Should be an interesting night on the ri’vah.
I wanted to share a few pictures Jill sent today. She went to one of the many Polar Plunges held in the northern states – where lakes freeze, and perfectly sane people go jump into holes chopped in the ice. In Lansing, where Jill is, these brave souls collected money from sponsors to benefit the Special Olympics, a wonderful cause. Jill said this was her third year being an avid supporter . . . from the SHORE! The plungers come singly or in teams and wear all kinds of costumes.
When Stevie saw these pictures, he challenged Dawn to do the Polar Plunge while we are on the island. I promised her if she did, I would record it for all to see – from the SHORE!
Gotta go watch the end of the Minnesota/New Orleans game – yes you did read that right. After not watching a single game this season, this one is important – I LOVE Brett Favre, and would love to see him win another Super Bowl (or at least play in one) – go Minnesota! Sorry, Cathie, but I always pull for the old guys.
Oh – rain’s here!
“When we rest, we place our confidence in something outside of ourselves. Jesus gives us the confidence we need to escape the frustration and chaos of the world around us. Rest in Him and do not worry about what lies ahead. Jesus Christ has already taken care of tomorrow.” . . . Billy Graham