I haven’t done a weekending post for a couple of weeks but this weekend is definitely worthy of being recapped. It started with my usual Friday stuff – some reading, some knitting, some time with Jack and some errands.
The evening found us on the deck with our typical Friday Night Snacks – cheese & crackers, some olives, a bit of salami, and some pickled eggs along with fresh vegetables from our garden. A martini for me and a beer for Dale, my favorite cocktail napkins, and a real sense of savoring being outside because we know our nights on the deck are numbered.
Saturday was a very full day! Our first commitment was to our town’s annual Business Expo on the common. In a very Starr’s Hollow way we rode our bikes up there and we were judges in the apple pie contest – Dale because he’s Chairman of the Historical Commission and me because of my selectman gig. You may recall that last year I won second place in the pie contest, getting bested by my friend Sean. This year it was all about eating pie rather than making pie and that was way more fun!
We left the Common at 1pm, rode our bikes home and did a quick change because we had to be at a wedding in the next town over at 2pm. We got there with time to spare but imagine our surprise when we went into the venue and the groom and best man (my cousin Len’s two sons) were in jeans and t-shirts. My first reaction was, hmmm I thought this might be a casual wedding but I didn’t expect it to be this casual. And then Dan (the groom) says, wow, you guys are early. Yep. Turns out the wedding wasn’t until 3. It didn’t make sense to go back home so we went for a little scenic ride around town and headed back at 3 to enjoy a very lovely event.
I even made sure we took a selfie for you! It was a small wedding and that was very refreshing, the bride and groom were beaming and everyone was joyful and happy to be celebrating their special day. We ended the evening at a neighbor’s house for a fire and some good conversation. Did you know you can disagree about politics and still get along and be friends? Yep. It works if you’re respectful.
Sunday morning was warm and we had breakfast under the pergola, read the paper, and hung out for a bit before the football game. I eventually headed inside and made buffalo chicken dip (the best football snack ever) and quahog chowder to have for dinner later this week.
We watched the Pats game with Jo-Ann and Sean. The company was good but the game was, errrr, disappointing. And we finished the evening up by watching the last two episodes of 11.22.63. As always the book was better but still, this is a good series and I’d recommend it.
How was your weekend?