Although my summer has been largely carefree, I do work full time at a restaurant with an enormous outdoor patio on Lake Union. Many hot summer days and late nights (including the 4th of July) have been spent waiting on other people who have spent the whole day boating, hiking, lounging, etc...while I sweat profusely and get blisters on my feet.
However, with a super fun crew (that includes Will, and many close friends) plus an outdoor tiki lounge, I've gotten my fair share of patio enjoyment after shifts. Plus when you're working outdoors with a view this beautiful, who can complain?
4th of July hostees, all in unplanned blue
Crammed deck, crammed lake, all waiting for fireworks