Want to know how stinking hot it was here today??? I actually did two things that I haven't done in a LONG time, just to beat the heat.
I went swimming, and I wore shorts to the pool.
Yep, the glare off my fishbelly white legs blinded some folks, but it's all good...
After a long afternoon writing and working on the blog, I needed some R&R, so I headed to the pool for the first time this summer. You should've seen Michael's face when I walked in the pool area. I looked around the deck and didn't see him. I looked in the pool. He was chatting with a GIRL. He waved politely. I thought I heard him say "I don't know who that big fat white old lady is but she might be crazy, so just smile and act natural..."
In the pool he refers to me as "Mommy," for some reason. The rest of the time it's "Mom."
We threw around a nerf ball for a while. Then, I know he was absolutely astonished when I got in a lane and started doing laps.Hey, I was on a swim team for years [cough cough; I was 8-12 years old] and I won a lot of races [I was high on pixie stix, but don't tell anyone...]
Mike can go all the way down the pool swimming freestyle, on one breath. I think he just practiced that skill because it helps him when playing sharks and minnows.
He started playing sharks and minnows right before I left, and I was glad to see the lifeguards pull up chairs right next to the sides of the pool and monitor the kids carefully.
While I was swimming I was also cooking dinner.
I put a tiny pork tenderloin in a baking dish with some water in the bottom, covered it with salt and a slather of barbeque sauce, and baked it at 200 degrees for about 5 hours. VERY yummy. The meat was fork tender. We like to put out all the many BBQ sauces on the table and everyone goes to town. Sunday night is a good one for BBQ sandwiches.
Mike said tonight he is going to take his new chess set to the pool and play Bart. I think he just wants a chance to gloat some more...