I don’t know where to start, so I guess I’ll just start somewhere. Or other. We were talking last night about a grokkery run this morning and I said I wanted to do it early. This morning? I walked the beach and then I kayaked over to the old rock crib and beyond and back and then I made myself a cute little omelet and *then* Mouse and I went to the “park store” and *then* to Besteman’s to get maple syrup. Going to Besteman’s for yooperland maple syrup is always a bit of an adventure and I never quite know what to do. Today I parked in their yard and called the number on the sign out by the road. The person who answered the phone said he was in the shower (!!!!) and it would be a few minutes before he could come out to complete our sale but we were welcome to enter the garage and open up his cupboards to obtain syrup.
Okaaaayyyy. So we did that. As we were rummaging in the cupboards in the Besteman’s garage, a young family pulled up and entered the garage. “Uh, we are syrup buyers and we called and talked to somebody in the shower (!!!!) and we’re embarrassed that we are in this garage rummaging in the cupboards. It was a niece and she was exuberantly friendly (because this weird “people in the garage” thing is probably pretty regular for the Besteman family) but still. We did get some syrup and it was a fun excursion.
The rest of the day? The most beautiful beach day on earth. For most of the summer, when I have been able to get up to the moominbeach, I have mostly been the only person hanging out on the beach. Today was almost like the old days. It was loverly to hang out on the beach with my kids and a bunch of beloved Regenstreif folks.
And so this granddaughter is channeling her grandfather by sweeping the deck. I am happy that I haven’t had to do much of anything this weekend except talk to my cuzzints, etc. Mouse has been doing most of the cooking and Lizard did some rather neglected sweeping. I am just hanging out having fun. And doing dishes. But that’s okay, I am channeling Bolette. She and I always did dishes together in her house in Detroit and I loved it and I also helped my cuzzints with the dishes over in the Old Cabin and we always had so much fun.
Blahgging from the Lyme Lounge here on the shores of Gitchee Gumee.