All weekend long. That really doesn't happen much. So we took FULL advantage of it.
Of course, us being us, we still did all of our "usual" weekend activities, but this weekend we added a few more that we haven't done in quite sometime.
Things like HANGING SHEETS ON THE LINE! Sigh.., one of our favorite things to do.
And although I didn't get a picture of it, THGGM spent a nice amount of time relaxing on his swing. Today, he reclined on his swing in SHORTS. And the calendar tells me it isn't spring yet...
In the afternoon we drove out to Spring Lake to look around at Depot Antiques. They are the real deal. You should go there too (because i said so). On our drive there we took the scenic route down Leonard St. I spotted an eagle in the sky. Right from that excitement came something even more exciting. We nearly smashed into the back of the car in front of us that stopped on a dime after rounding a curve in the road. Thankfully we saw, JUST IN TIME, that someone was on the side of the road flagging us down. Then we saw it. A car, perpendicular to the road and upside down, in the ditch. There were enough people on the scene already, so we carefully passed through. But, ugh. How does that even happen? We came back that way, and the scene had been cleared. It didn't look like anyone was injured, although I can't imagine how anyone could have walked away from that.
This is me just before we left, although after that happened, I think I probably have more gray hair.
For some reason, I always look annoyed, which I wasn't. As I was extremely happy to be going out and doing things. But, for another unknown reason, I look deranged when I smile.
Oh, and we did not buy anything. ALMOST, but no, we did not. And almost only counts in horseshoes.
One thing that I haven't been doing lately is shopping at Michael's. But THGGM had some errands he wanted to do so he dropped me off there yesterday. I quit going because I ALWAYS find things that I cannot possibly live without. When I didn't go there, I realized that I COULD live without the things I didn't know about that I wasn't buying, so I just stopped (did you follow that? because it truly does make sense). I did remember that I could use more drawing paper, so I looked for that, and it was on sale! I quit buying it when the price shot up to 4.99 for 50 sheets, but Saturday the sale price was only 1.99. THGGM took awhile to return, which was a dangerous thing for him to do. Because, they had beads on sale for 70% off! I now have a new bracelet made out of beads that I wouldn't have known I needed if I hadn't gone to Micheal's (i made another bracelet too, because you know, cheap beads and all that).
Saturday evening we went to a play that Oldest Son directed at Cornerstone University. Daughter, Famke, and Kado came along with us. The play was "You Can't Take It With You", and it was great! It never ceases to amaze me that there are people who actually ENJOY having other people watch them. If I could, I would do everything I do out of sight of other people, sort of like a mole, I guess. Anyway, there was, as there always is, fabulous talent in the theater arts. I wish universities recognized this as something worth putting money and effort into supporting. Sports never seem to be cut, yet after a certain age, most athletes are done. Yet in the acting community, the actors keep getting better and better with age. Anyway, that's my take on it. And I don't hate sports. I just have opinions, like everyone else, only different. (and right now, my face really does look annoyed, because this does annoy me. but even if it didn't, i would still look this way. it's what i do.)
Oh, and if you are someone who has my phone number and can never seem to reach me, I'd like you to know that I now have a WORKING phone. Same phone number too. I could never get the hang of my "better" cellphone, and thought it was just me. But, apparently, it truly was a BAD cellphone. My new one works, it has absolutely NO bells or whistles, and actually has VISIBLE buttons that I can push. The best part about it is that it holds a charge for DAYS. The old one held a charge for exactly five minutes after it was unplugged. I'm embarrassed to admit how long it took me to realize this, but obviously not so embarrassed that I wouldn't post about it.