It’s Monday, August 1. Yesterday was Sunday, July 31 – the last day of July. It’s always a bittersweet day. The first day of August means the month of August is here and it means school is coming, soon.
Back to school shopping, school supplies, a regular schedule, and wearing pants (soon) every day.
Yesterday I spent the day boating, reading, and cooking.
I’ve been reading Hamilton by Ron Chernow, but it’s not easy reading. I picked it up last fall and read the first two chapters before setting it down for something lighter. It’s full of facts and details that are interesting, incredibly interesting, but it is difficult to sit and read at the lake. I discovered Audible and have listened to several chapters while driving home and back this summer. I am at the point in the book where Hamilton’s affair with Maria Reynolds is revealed and his reputation takes a hit. ’Say No To This’. America’s first sex scandal.
I needed something lighter, easier to read so I picked up Dead Wake: The Last Crossing by the Lusitania by Erik Larson. I spent much of the afternoon and early evening reading. Despite the subject it is much a lighter topic and an easier read.
After dinner, I enjoyed B’s blueberry crisp. A perfectly sweet finish to the day and remembered I needed to cover the boat.
I will never tire of watching the sunset at the lake, or watching the sunrise slowly illuminate the lake and opposite shore in the morning. Each sunset is a little bit different than the other, no one is ever the same. Each sunset is its own statement of the day.
The sunset (and the blueberry crisp) made the last Sunday in July a bit more palatable.
It’s Monday, August 1 and it’s gonna be a great day, I know it and I can feel it. So, I better jump up, jump in, and seize the day. Making the Days Count, one day at a time, one summer book at a time, or two.
What’s on your summer reading list?