Monday morning already? Wow. That weekend went by in a flash. Thankfully, it was a flash of relaxation, fun, and service, but still. A flash. I have photos, wanna see?
My crocuses are in full bloom right now and they are just lovely. Lots of yellow and purple and they gladden my heart every time I spy them outside my kitchen door. Have I mentioned how happy I am that we have no snow on the ground? Hallelujah.
Friday was warmish and full of sunshine and I opened the front door to let that thermal heat warm up the house. Mason was quite pleased and he stayed in that spot until the sun sank below the tree line. I was on the other side of the door, reading on the steps. It felt great to soak up some sun outside, I’ll tell you.
Inspired by the weather, our Friday night snacks had a decidedly Mexican twist. Pico de gallo, homemade guac, crisp tortilla chips and tequila was the order of the night. We paired this with some music and House of Cards. It was a terrific night together.
Saturday was sunny but there was a chilly breeze so I kept my reading to the couch. I finished The Midwife’s Revolt (4 stars) and also Me Talk Pretty One Day (3 stars). Dinner was fresh swordfish and baked potato and the evening’s entertainment included lots of music, including Jesus Christ Superstar since Easter is right around the corner.
Sunday morning was our annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast. It’s always so much fun to serve breakfast and see so many friends after everyone has been cooped up all winter. We worked but it didn’t feel like work at all. The chairman of the event donated lots of the leftover orange juice, milk and eggs to the COA so Dale and I took a ride in the Mustang to deliver all of that to my workplace. It was warm and sunny and we took the top down and it was great. We drove over to Plymouth and cruised for a bit before having a pint (or 2) and some snacks. Bruschetta and gorgonzola stuffed dates are pictured above. Yes, the dates look a bit like turds but they taste divine.
After our refreshment we sat on a bench and did some people watching. It was great to be in Plymouth in the springtime.
We came home and it was still warm so we had cocktails on the deck. Dale’s dad popped over, along with a cousin, and shortly after that Dale’s sister dropped by with a friend. Impromptu gatherings like that are always so fun and we laughed and caught up and planned for an upcoming birthday party and just had an all around good time being together.
I hope your weekend was full of lots of people and things you love, too.