Thursday, June 22, 2006

Deck Envy

I am so happy about the new tradition that was started this afternoon at my friend's house. After spending a few hours on the deck of her house drinking frozen cosmopolitan, it was agreed that this would be a weekly event for the rest of my time in Iowa.

There is nothing I enjoy more than sitting on a deck on a nice day. I think my parents instilled this virtue in my soul from an early age. My father likes nothing better than to sit on his deck with a cool drink at the end of a work day or spend a Saturday evening grillin' and chillin' on his deck. My mom likes to sit in the rocking bench with a magazine or simply, watching the yard. It has always been a gathering place in my family. Last summer, I spent time at my parents' house and friends would come by to visit. We'd always end up on the deck.

In my own grown up version of life thus far, I have only had the privilege to have one deck. I loved it. I sat out there whenever the weather permitted. I planted tomato plants and herbs. I look forward to the day when I can enjoy my very own deck again, but until then, I will take advantage of any invitation from friends to use theirs!

4 comments:

Reddog said...

We will have to spend some time together on our deck on Sat and drink some pina coladas in the sun.

Dree said...

mmmmm... frozen cosmos sound heavenly... I'm off to go search the great internet for recipes.

Courtney said...

You can't post that picture and expect me to focus on the deck theme...

Rhiannon said...

I want a cocktail so bad. You'll have to have a cosmo for me. Guess what, I get to see you tonight! Can't wait! Glad you're back in the Midwest this summer.