A Little Girl SummerThursday, August 12, 2010
I cannot conceive of a summer without little girls, particularly when the little girls in question happen to by my granddaughters. If anything it is because of these little girls (one no longer so little) that Rosemary and I are crunching numbers to see if we can stay in our present home and garden for a little while longer. Today is the girls’ parent’s wedding anniversary. Rebecca is sleeping over with a friend and Lauren is with us.
Today I began to tackle the yearly job I loathe, which is to prune the laurel hedge. When Lauren arrived she helped me pick up the cut leaves and branches. For dinner we had her favourite, tomato soup with lots of melted Gruyere and fresh buttered corn. For drink I mixed fresh blueberries with lemon yogurt in the blender. Lauren is now in her pijamas as I write this.
Perhaps I will read to her before she goes to sleep. Summer with little girls is a perfect one. On Monday the girls and the parents are off for a week’s vacation in California. Rosemary and I will miss them. But not before we enjoy their company this Saturday. Rebecca and I are going to try to make Mexican style Chiles Rellenos. I will go to Granville Island to buy the Chiles Poblanos with which to make them. We are having a guest for Saturday dinner, Alec Globe.