We went to see the Q-Balls perform tonight and one of my friends from work asked what I'd done yesterday (Saturday). I think I said something like, "Uh, I'm not sure." Thinking over the weekend, I realize I've been busy all weekend but it hasn't been what I expected at all!
At the beginning of the weekend, I thought I was going to have a lot of time to sew, but it just didn't happen. I think I probably spent a cumulative total of about two hours in the Sweat Shop all weekend! So what did I do?
Well, Saturday was my birthday, so I figured I'd do whatever I wanted, and that started with sleeping in followed by running a couple errands. First I went to JoAnn's for some zippers and bought myself a couple little things--just because. Then I went to Starbucks and had a free birthday drink--a Venti Java Chip Frappucino that I enjoyed while reading a book--it was a nice break from running errands in the summer heat. Then I went on to Trader Joe's to pick up a few things for our Sunday concert/picnic in the park, and on the way back home, I stopped at Pollo Loco for a grilled chicken to add to the picnic menu. Once I got home, I made a couple salads for Sunday. Heck, I'd barely finished that before it was time to leave again to go to dinner and then watch my son's final regular season indoor soccer game--where he made a bicycle kick goal for ME! Yay! And they won! Double-yay!
Back home again, it was time for birthday cake with Hubby and the Wild Child and opening gifts from my far-away friends whose gifts had arrived by mail last week.
And today? Again, I started the day being rather lazy. Then I made the last salad and prepped the rest of the food for our picnic. Gran called after church and came over with a gift, and we had a nice visit for a couple hours before it was time to get ready to leave for the concert.
We had an excellent time! There were friends from the office, stitchery friends, family, and just plain friend-friends, all gathered to watch, listen, and dance. The weather was lovely--we were shaded by large trees with a nice, steady breeze. The music couldn't have been better (except for a couple early glitches in the sound system), and our picnic was fabulous. My stitchery friends thought I was genius to invite different groups of people to the concert and then go around collecting gifts from everyone. And yep, I thought that was pretty awesome too! After the concert, our family and close friends went to a local ice cream parlor to round out the birthday celebrations, where the obligatory birthday song was performed and I managed to blow out the candle without lighting my eyebrows on fire. (I guess I'm not QUITE old enough yet to have grown Andy Rooney eyebrows!)
When we got home, I found Soccer Son had brought over the beginnings of my birthday gift--a vintage/antique wrought iron chair that he plans to sand down, repair, and repaint for me. I'd like to get a photo of it to show you, but he had placed it on our front patio, and by the time we got home, it was dark and I didn't think the photo would turn out as well. But I'll try to post a photo soon.
And did I mention? The Wild Child was in charge of the birthday cake and she picked out a luscious chocolate mousse cake at my favorite bakery on Friday. She then had to keep it refrigerated at her work and had to do the same thing when she took it with her to Soccer Son's house after work. And the cake survived in fine shape too!
And just so you know he's not a slacker, I should tell you that Hubby bought me several fat quarter bundles (they were bundled by color groupings) of Annie's Farm Stand fabric by Lakehouse. (He didn't know he was buying the fabric for me at the time, but I complimented him for having such excellent taste after I ordered it.)
I'm a very lucky gal to have such fine family and friends, aren't I? They sure made my weekend terrific!