Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Busy Long Weekend

Yup, it's time to go back to work and rest!!   Somehow the long weekend I took for myself to relax and enjoy turned into more work than I thought!  Isn't that always the way?

Friday was a gorgeous, sunshiny day.   I felt compelled to go outside and do some gardening in the morning.  Basically, I got a whole mess of perennials from Freecycle, and had not planted them all.  The Daylilies required me to dig up the grass in the front yard along the stone wall.  I spent a few hours doing that.   I'll post photos in the spring when it doesn't look like a bunch of dead plants out there.

After that I still couldn't bring myself to go indoors, so I continued working on painting the porch.  Why is everything so much more work than you think it's going to be?   Friday night, of course, we went to the Open Mic Cafe.

Saturday morning was spent doing the housewifey stuff......cleaning, grocery shopping, cooking.  And Saturday afternoon we took Emily out for our annual Apple Picking trip!   It was a drizzly day, but it had taken us a while to find a date when we could all make it, so we went anyway. 

We picked apples

and a pumpkin

Went on the hayride, where Emily made Pepere into a scarecrow

And came home to make some apple pies.

And Saturday night we had some friends over for our  Second Annual Rained Out Campfire Jam.  Yea, we're 0 for 2 in the rain department when we plan these events.  Luckily, we have wonderful friends so we had a great time anyway!
Sunday Hubby and I went to Cape Ann for the Artists Open Studio Tour.   We started the day at a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant called George's for breakast.   HUGE breakfast.....kept us full all day!  Then we followed the map and drove all around Cape Ann visiting different artist studios.   There was everything from pottery to paintings to sculptors and weavers.   Very interesting as all the artists were there to discuss their work.   Then we meandered over to Rockport and walked up and down Bearskin Neck. 

We came  home in time to see the Patriots win their game in the last 15 seconds!
And Monday I started the day by spending the morning working on Emily's Fairy Princess Mermaid costume.  I'll be back working on that tonight.
And finally, I spent the afternoon painting the porch.   It's ALMOST done....Hubby says I have to paint the sides of the risers.

Finished off the long weekend with a campfire and practice for our Feature at the Open Mic this Friday night. 
A busy weekend full of work and fun.  Who could ask for anything more??

1 comment:

elizasmom said...

Hey, now you HAVE to have a rained out campfire. It's tradition!

Don't you just love New England in the fall, though? It's really worth the blech of February in my opinion