5.31.2010

Weekend WrapUp, Simple Pleasures Edition


It's Monday already! I'm back to work as usual; since I work in a hospital, we obviously don't get the same days off that most people do. But that's ok - holiday pay!
I had another simple but wonderful weekend.
On Friday afternoon, I dropped my teenage daughter off at my best friend's house so that she could spend the weekend with HER best friend, who is MY best friend's daughter! Andrew went to his Grandma's, Tim was hanging out with a friend, so it was just me and Elayna at home for a while. A very sweet simple pleasure.
On Saturday, we went to the Garage Sale fundraiser for Elayna's softball team. We were supposed to do a car wash as well, but the person who owned the business does car washing/detailing and said that the girls would take business from him.
Seriously.
Although we noticed that he did not wash ONE car the entire time we were there!
{JERK!}
Anyway, we still had our garage sale and made a NICE amount of money! John, Elayna and I had a nice time there talking with the softball parents and customers.
Then we went home and jumped in the pool! I also washed & hung out clothes and did other little chores and John mowed the lawn. While he was mowing, he discovered that the entire fence line on one side of our yard is COVERED with blackberry bushes! Only a few were ripe, but there are tons of them that will be ripe very soon. Blackberry recipes, anyone?? I brought a bowl to pick some berries but ended up eating them before they ever made it to the bowl. =) Simple pleasure!
On Sunday, we slept in...{way in....} then got up and went shopping for our cookout. We spent another day in the yard and the pool, and I picked some peppers off of my pepper plant, which we later had with our dinner! YUM! Our dinner was tilapia, hot dogs, corn, and asparagus on the grill, and pasta salad. It was delish! And thankfully we have a screened in back porch, because it STORMED which would've ruined our cookout otherwise! It was a day full of simple pleasures.

So tomorrow, our Memorial Day will be spent like most other Mondays, but we have two young men whom we love dearly that are in the military and we will be praying for them, and remembering our loved ones who have served in the past.
I hope yours is memorable & enjoyable!


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19 comments:

He & Me + 3 said...

I wish that we had gotten to sleep in. I am so tired from all the soccer this weekend. But it definitely was a good weekend.
Wish we had a pool too. Sounds like your weekend was a nice one.

Have a beautiful Memorial Day!
Hugs,
Mimi

Tree said...

Sounds like a great weekend! My kiddos were off to their sleepovers on Friday, so that was nice. We had a cookout at the inlaws yesterday, but having our own today.

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!! Prayers for your friends!

Dawn said...

Coming from SITS...

WE had a lovely weekend here in Maryland. The weather was perfect, the kids were perfect, the party for our 13 yo daughter, BratChild, was perfect...
I think we may have used up all the PERFECTS for the summer in one weekend!
Who cares... at least I know it can happen sometimes!

Karen in Texas said...

Simple pleasures are the best Cyndy. I loved your simple weekend. Hope you have a wonderful Memorial day too.

Myya said...

Ahhhh the simple pleasures, make for a perfect weekend! Mmmmm Blackberries YUM! I usually just do a quick mix of oats, butter, brown sugar & sugar & then top it off on the blackberries for a sort of crisp. Nothin fancy, but good none-the-less :)

Lindsay-ann said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. Glad the garage sale went well and you enjoyed your time there. Sorry I can't help with blackberry recipes. I would probably just eat them with icecream or cream. Yum! My parents had lots of raspberries at their old house. I really miss going there and picking them.
Lindsay
x

Tammie said...

glad you had a great weekend. the simple ones are the best. who doesnt like sleeping in? awesome.

Just Breathe said...

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/08/the_great_cobbl/
Blackberry Cobbler I made yesterday and we loved it!
Sounds like you had a nice weekend.

Kel said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! How exciting to find all those soon to be ready blackberries - YUM!

Hope you have a great week!
~K

Lisa said...

Glad you had a great weekend! Make some cobbler with the berries. Or, "Cob-blah," as we say up here in the great white north.

Helene said...

We got to sleep in too, this morning...until 7:30!!! That's sleeping in for us!!!

There is nothing yummier than asparagus on the grill!!!!!

bluecottonmemory said...

What a lovely weekend! I hope your week is just as lovely!

Seizing My Day said...

I want pictures of your screened porch!! he he! I want one! ;)

Blackberry cobbler ~ Pioneer Woman!! just sayin! and Blackberry pie ! YUMMY! Jam ~ delish! just a few!

no worries on the post card ~ when you find one! or you could MAKE one!! he he! ;) A friend of ours made one from Alberta Canada! ;)

Brandy said...

you have a pool?! I'm SOOOOO jealous of people with pools.

Tiaras said...

your weekend sounds wonderful! Glad you had a great one!

Crystal Escobar said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!!! I was totally imagining how nice a screened back porch and a pool would be.

Kat said...

That sounds like a FABULOUS weekend! A pool and sleeping in? I'm in! ;)

Erin said...

Sleep? What's that? =)

Melani said...

That sounds like you had a great time! I love to swim and hang out! Too bad I live so far away, :(