August 2nd, 2012

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Poem for Thursday and Longwood Gardens

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On Wednesday I learned an important life lesson: always go bathing suit shopping before August. By then the suits may all be on the half-price rack, but they're pretty much all size 2, size 32, or one or two hideous-colored separates that have been stretched out of shape from so many people trying them on. I found a cute summer blouse on sale for half off and an inexpensive pair of fall leggings, but Kohls and Target were hopeless in the bathing suit department.

Otherwise, it was a pretty quiet day. We watched swimming trials in the morning while doing various work on our laptops, and in the evening we interrupted watching swimming and men's gymnastics, which had some awesome moments, to watch Dallas and Futurama (go Rebecca! go Ann! and Sue Ellen, do not touch that drink!). For dinner for Lammas we had blueberry "chicken" and potatoes, plus corn. It's a week for flower posts, apparently; here are some from Longwood Gardens:

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