Cathy, I'm sorry you have to stay in and work when the weather is so nice.
Joyce, Ben's side of the family?! Mercy.
Lisa H, while the kids have summer session things are so hectic some days I have to choose between showering and unloading the dishwasher.
I socialized with the neighbors. I just took cheese and crackers. There were so many people out there. There probably wasn't enough cobbler. L would have been a very sad boy if he didn't get any cobbler. It was relaxing and fun. My favorite neighbor was out, and we have missed eachother with opposite schedules the last month. It was noce to talk and not just wave as one of us shuffled kids in or out of the car. DH Skyped right as I walking out the door. That improved my mood.
Bless your heart.