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Five Dollar Post: Components of a Holiday Weekend
May 29th, 2012

For many people a three-day weekend is a perfect opportunity to skip town and do something exciting or relaxing for a few days.  We frequently take long weekends to visit family or friends.  But this year we spent Memorial Day weekend at home, and it was one of our best.  What made it so great?  I’ll tell you:

  • Two meals cooked outside
  • One trip to the farmer’s market yielding cherries, watermelon, tomatoes, asparagus, and a couple of early peaches
  • Multiple loads of laundry done
  • A craft started and finished (yes, I did a craft!!!)
  • A lunch at an old-timey soda fountain complete with ice cream sundaes for all of us (That tiny one on the left was “The World’s Smallest Hot Fudge Sundae” for IEP)
  • The gas grill all cleaned up and ready to go for the summer season
  • Two flower beds planted
  • Two mornings of sleeping in until 7:30 or 8:00 because GAP is such a rock star and got up with the boys
  • One very early but sweet morning with my boys while GAP slept in
  • A sermon filled with blog fodder (stay tuned for Thursday’s post)
  • A church picnic following the service, complete with farm animals to pet and a bouncy castle to jump in
  • A new window box of herbs purchased, hung, planted, and ready to keep me in caprese salad and orange mint drink all summer long
  • Two dogs bathed
  • Many laughs shared with my husband and my boys

It was one of the most productive, satisfying, and enjoyable weekends I’ve had in a long time.  It left me very little time for blog writing, so I’m afraid this is all I have to offer you today.  I hope that you also had a wonderful holiday weekend.

4 Responses to “Five Dollar Post: Components of a Holiday Weekend”

  1. Holly Says:

    How do you keep the animals from eating your herbs?!?!?!!

  2. BigLittleWolf Says:

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend. Mine included some good food (ceviche! salad! fresh fruit!) – and lots of work…

    But the sun was shining, and that’s always a wonderful thing. Can’t say I wouldn’t enjoy one of those ice cream sundaes though!

    :)

  3. Gale Says:

    Holly – Well, we’ll see if it works. It’s a window basket that I hung from a railing off of our back porch. So it’s not accessible to rabbits, and I’m hoping that it won’t be discovered by birds or squirrels. I’ll keep you posted.

  4. Kathryn at Good Life Road Says:

    I couldn’t agree more. Weekends at home have definitely become some of the most satisfying. Last year we expanded on that and stayed home for a week long vacation. Husband and I agreed it was about the most relaxing, affordable (yet we took ourselves out plenty!) and fun vacation we’ve had and when we went back to work we actually felt rejuvenated.