July 12, 2009

Did I Tell You It's Hot Outside?...

Well, if I haven't told you yet, I'm telling you now! It's doggone hot outside here in south Florida. A trip outdoors anytime midday feels like being hit in the face with a hot, wet towel...unless you're heading to our favorite outdoor spot. That would be our pool!

These days, we stay indoors until late afternoon to avoid the intense sun, but as soon as she sees the tell-tale signs, Kes grabs her "swimming toy" and starts bouncing around the house. "Hurry up, guys! It's time to play!"

Handsome, Kes and I head out the back door and play in the water until we all get wrinkly. Kes runs up to Handsome once we're in the pool and they "face wrestle". They have a regular language all their own, and it's fun to watch.

Handsome is a showoff. He sits on the bottom of the pool, teasing me because I can't sink (some silly Law of Physics thing that has to do with body fat ratio). Kes teases for us to toss the kong toy (which she knows as "swimming toy") so she can dive underwater to retrieve it. She will bring the toy back to us and beg for us to throw it, repeatedly, until we fear she'll pass out. No one watching would ever guess she's nearly twelve years old!

She waits, impatiently, for the toy to be tossed into the pool.

Then she dives in after it. She'll go underwater, but if she misses it, we have to get it off the bottom and toss it again for her. However, if the stars are aligned properly and it's not too deep, she'll go completely underwater to get her toy.

Once she has the toy, she heads for the pool steps, climbs out and then shakes off the water, ready to do it all over again!

And then there's me. I grab my foam pool chair (which I call my "barge") and float around waiting for someone to peel grapes for me. (Like that's going to happen!)

So, at our house, we all work hard, but we sure know how to stop to smell the roses. Our life together is pretty darn wonderful. Just another joyful way we spend our days here in Paradise.


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Anonymous said...

Hey Donna, We see a photo of Handsome and Kes in the pool, where is the one of you?

Brynwood Needleworks said...

REAL funny! Don't be holding your breath! ;-)

Sarah @ Different Dog said...

Hi Donna, love your blog, and I am going to have to order a pin cushion one of these days, when I have some $$$. Florida and a pool sounds lovely. I am in So Cal, but we don't have a pool, that is my dream! I love swimming and so do my girls.
So glad you stopped by for a visit...hopefully there will be many more!

Jodie LeJeune said...

Hi Donna!
Boy am I jealous of you...well actually I'm jealous of your pool! ;) It's gorgeous! I hear you about the heat...it's killing us here in Louisiana too. I enjoyed peeking in and around your blog...I'm a new follower too!
everything vintage

Brynwood Needleworks said...

How nice to have new visitors! I'm sure you know exactly what I mean about heat in Louisiana! We all have a tendency to feel sorry for ourselves in this summer heat - unless we have options like ours or at least air conditioning!
Glad you're here. I'll try to make your visits interesting and enjoyable!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Welcome, Sarah! So glad you've stopped in to visit! I'll be listing up those pincushions very soon, and will promise to keep them affordable!
So Cal is a beautiful place. I hope your dream comes true for you and your girls. Nothing quite like an afternoon dip in your own yard.
Hope you enjoy your visits to Brynwood. I love your blog, too and will say "hi" next time I stop by!


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