this summer is busy. a constant flow of family visits and activities and travel and of course work. my job is to keep it all from getting tangled. so that at the end of the summer there is a beautiful pattern of memories. my son and grandson are with us now. they haven't been together for 3 years so are getting re-aquainted. tomorrow my daughter and son-in-law and the 2 younger grandchildren arrive for the weekend. yesterday we pulled out the wading pool for finn and filled it so that the water will be warm for him on friday. we all enjoyed soaking our feet in the frigid water.