On Monday, the first official day of summer, we spent the day with my sister-in-law and her three boys at the lake, which has a nice beach area. The boys had fun searching for clams and chasing the little fish. We brought lunch along and had a picnic too. You can hardly beat the lazy days of summer. We have been trying to pack in everything we can before my surgery. Things will be different for a few weeks while I am on crutches and recovering.