Yesterday Gregg asked me if I would like to meet him for lunch and I surprised him with a very simple little picnic. I made up a couple of ham and cheese sandwiches with lettuce, tomatoes and onions (all his favorite kind of foods) added a few potato chips on the side, with a bottle of water. When I picked him up and I showed him what I had brought, he was delighted and said we should drive over to Walney Pond which is less than ten minutes away from his office. We sat in the car and while we ate we watched a couple of tree swallows flying back and forth into their nesting box, and looked over the pond to see if we could see any other wildlife. It was very quiet but we did spot a turtle on the other side, and I daresay we would have seen others if we had more time to look around. A pleasant lunch break and we decided it was much nicer than going to a restaurant. When the opportunity comes up again we're going on another picnic and hopefully it won't be as damp outside. We would have liked to have gone for a walk in the woods but all the pathways were extremely muddy. It has been raining hard the last couple of days and as I look outside it is raining again.
I had some very good news a little while ago. My niece Hanna and her young man are coming to Brad's wedding. They arrive a few days before and will stay for six days. I wish they could stay longer but they both have to get back for work, and of course I am delighted for any time spent with Hanna. I have always felt a very special connection with her ever since she was a little girl. She and I are very alike in personality, my sister always said so, and when we get together Hanna feels like my little sister.
On Saturday I am meeting up with my friends. One of them, the Scottish lady, is heading back to the Highlands for the summer months and this is our last chance to get together before she and her husband leave for Scotland.