We have had some lovely summer weather this year in the Northeast. Aside from one heat wave where temps reached over 100° in Boston (a heat wave officially here is 3 consecutive days over 90°F), overall it's been quite comfortable - unusually so after last summer's ungodly heat, and given the ungodly heat many other places in the country have been dealing with.
While D and I have been able to enjoy a lot of this lovely weather, we've had a tough summer healthwise. My back went into spasms in late June and it took 2-3 weeks to really be comfortable again (it's still healing, but much much better). And just as my back's recovering, D got sick - really sick, like liquid-diet and antibiotics sick - and we had to cancel this week's trip to Quebec City. I'm not sure we'll be able to reschedule this year, given other things on the docket, including the dental surgery D needs (not to mention minor gum surgery I need). Oy.
So I canceled a couple of my days-off this week and worked instead, having lost some 6-7 vacation days to lying uselessly on my back a few weeks ago, but I took today off to catch up on various chores at home. I'll work on Monday, but on Tuesday I have a new sofa due to arrive to replace my ratty lumpy 24-year-old sofa-bed (I actually put a deposit on another sofa in March, which never came and the company is now in Chapter 11... my credit card company issued me a "temporary" chargeback, but hopefully they'll recover what they need to refund me entirely. sigh. This time the sofa I bought is "in stock" for delivery within a week!). It would have been nice to have the new sofa sooner, when I was laid up on my old one for several days, but it'll be so nice to have it when it does come. Staycations are so much nicer on good furniture.
[I think this is a lily of sorts; click above for larger or here for close-up]