This weekend was just what I needed. Some time alone. Some time with Dale. Some time with friends. And plenty of food, drink and entertainment throughout.
On Friday I played with watercolors in my journal. It’s my first time using this medium (since grade school, anyway) and I truly enjoyed it. I also spent some time on Friday reading and puttering around the house. It’s one of my favorite things to do.
Friday evening we had our usual snacks for dinner. The weather was lovely and we were able to spend the entire evening on the deck.
Mussels were on sale at my local grocery store for $1/pound so we feasted on those, too. They were yummy!
I love when the weather turns warm and the deck becomes a bonus room for us. It can be hot in the afternoon (no shade) but it’s just awesome at night.
It turned a little chilly once it got dark and we snuggled under a quilt with Mason. He’s generally really good about staying on the couch with us when we’re out there since it’s the only time he’s allowed outside.
On Saturday I had some fun with Jo-Ann. We got pedicures and did a little garden shopping. And in the afternoon I made an apricot raspberry pie to bring to a dinner party at Tina’s. It looks okay, right? It was pretty much a bust. The fruit wasn’t sweet enough and the crumb topping was too brown and crunchy. Not sure how it went wrong but next time I’ll stick to a tried and true banana cream.
On Sunday morning, thanks to a special delivery of biscuits from Sean, I made bacon egg and cheese biscuits for breakfast. They were delish!
It was a drizzly and dreary day so we headed to Plymouth where we browsed the various antique shops for a couple of hours.
It was the perfect end to a perfect weekend.