For the next several days I have the joy of being able to stay at our cabin in Park Rapids, MN. John, who hasn’t had steady work for the last couple of years, may have a few days of work this week, so being the wonderful provider that he is, he has gone back to our home in Zimmerman.
John and I were here from the eve of July 2nd through the 6th of July – had a great time. Of course we couldn’t just sit around. We picked three flats of strawberries, which mostly ended up in the freezer; finished digging in a sewer and water line (four feet deep!), and finished building a mini-deck for the front of the cabin. The weather was perfect, no bugs : ) The fireworks which we watched from our front yard, were beautiful! It was odd not to have family with us, and we missed them. Maybe we can be together next year.
I have some goals for my week here: finish re-reading ‘So Brave, Young and Handsome’ by Leif Enger, and then attend his visit at Beagle Books in Park Rapids; work on the journals I am keeping for the grandkids and hopefully bring things up to date in all four of them; get a pedicure (!), and write some letters. Sit out on the deck, swing on the glider, go for some walks with Mary Hasti, go to the book store, have lots of coffee, and a few other fun things, as well. Hopefully John can come up by Thursday night, and we can spend a nice long weekend up here together to finish off my week of vacation.
This little cabin has been a wonderful blessing from God. Thank you Lord for your this gift!