today I woke up, cuddled with my kitty, had a leisurely breakfast, and headed down to my usual spot on the beach by my apartment. today was a scorcher, but the breeze by the water made the heat easy to beat. I even waded in the lake, and as someone who hates yucky lake beds and knows that the water quality isn't very good in Lake Champlain right now, this is only done when it is too hot to think straight. spending the day doodling sailboats, working on my tan, and sipping on iced coffee is my idea of perfection. if only these summer weekends could last forever.