The weekend was a whirlwind. Friday I enjoyed my first Saturday and puttered around in the garden. I pulled some weeds, fertilized the citrus trees and potted plants, repotted a couple of plants that have overwintered. I pulled out my seed packets and realized I had no parsley. So I drove down to my local nursery but all they had in parsley offerings was Italian and I want to plant curly parsley because the curly plants are more flavorful. The Professor and I called the day done at about 4pm and took off to enjoy a cup of coffee--just because we could.
Saturday we were up and around and as I posted, Out and About. The family is involved in sifting through the possessions of a relative of The Professor's who recently passed away. I loved the stories everyone told about having their photo taken by this burro as they were growing up.
And because I never met a dish I didn't like, I photographed some wonderful old china plates that were sitting in the drainer drying, waiting to be packed and sent to the person who will most love and cherish them.
I'm sure someone will ask if I knitted on the drive on Saturday. Well, yes, I did. No, I wasn't driving and knitting. The Professor was driving. I was working on a little blue neckdown cardigan for the newborn son of one of my teacher colleagues. Did I take a photo of it yet? No, not yet.
Sunday after church was spent running a couple of errands, eating dinner, preparing for the week ahead. Do you do that? Spend some time on Sunday making sure you have work clothes for the week, checking that you did all your prep work for Monday?
Today in First Grade we celebrated Groundhog's Day by going out to check and see if we could see our shadows. Since the temperature was cruising up toward 86 degrees and the sky was clear, yes, we saw our shadows, and then we spent 20 minutes tracing each other's shadows with colored sidewalk chalk on the black asphalt playground. A good time was had by (almost) all.
After teaching and tutoring this afternoon, I just came home and did housewifey things--vacuumed the carpets, swept the front porch and rearranged some furniture out there to accomodate our neighbors' patio furniture that we are babysitting while they have some rennovations done.
Some days, boring is nice.