I will take McDonald's dinners to the park and watch Sam and Myles play. I will transport puppies to a new life, meet a friend for outlet mall shopping, take our kids for a little train ride, watch fireworks and drink wine. I will help with yardwork, pitch a tent in the backyard, make a campfire and roast hot dogs and marshmallows. I will spend Monday at home reading and sewing and generally lazing around.
I will NOT think about what July might have brought.
Except maybe when I walk past that brick on the top of my fireplace in the living room. The one that holds what might have been.
But for the most part, I will be happy.