Long Weekends are for Lots of Stuff like Eating and Gardening

Friday was the first full day of no school and I have to say, I’m a fan. There’s just something awesome about having all the Tyres under one roof with no plans to go anywhere. Yes I had to work, but most everyone was already in “long weekend” mode so it was an easy day. As opposed to all of the other days which are just hellacious.

Anyway. On Saturday, Kathryn came over and we went to a few yard sales. I was looking for Moon some clothes and while I could have gone the retail route, I thought driving around randomly and shopping at strangers homes might better produce the desired result. And by “desired result” I mean “under ten dollars”. Of course I was right. We got shorts and t-shirts and name brand fashions for next to nothing. Afterward, I decided new clothes might be in order for me TOO so we forgot the yard sale craziness and went straight to Ann Taylor Loft.

I bought a few linen t-shirts but I passed on the shorts because I am modest. Also, pasty.

After shopping, we ran over to Mantamy’s house for a quick “How do you do?” and that’s when she showed us her new project:

A dolphin topiary. I know, right? And while it IS impressive, it actually has taken her a long time to get to this level of expertise. A couple of years ago, they had to move because her skills weren’t what they should have been.

Saturday night we went to Supper Club and ate YUMMY Tex-Mex fajitas, Mexican cornbread, Quinoa and a Mexican dessert JD made –

Again, yummy. I may have eaten enough for three people. Three, LARGE people.

Sunday, because our church is cool, instead of sitting inside on hard benches we opted for the oft-overlooked holy endeavor of picnicking. Sitting on a blanket in the shade, eating potluck food while the kids ran around and played on a water slide, it was a perfect way to spend a Sunday. And the best part? It was 48 hours long!

Mondays are made for recovering from Sundays, amiright? I spent the morning cleaning, then hanging on the couch while Moon played with Baby A for a couple of hours. By the afternoon, I had roused myself enough to put on clothes so Moon and I went to the bookstore.

At some point JD and I did explain to Moon that Memorial Day was to honor the people who gave their lives for us on the battlefield, but other than eating a red, white, and blue Popsicle, we weren’t the most patriotic celebrators.

Well, I did throw this together:

It’s no phallic dolphin, but it’s the best I could do in an afternoon.

2 thoughts on “Long Weekends are for Lots of Stuff like Eating and Gardening

  1. “Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.”
    -James Bryce

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