We’re* two-thirds through a three-day weekend. Already. And poor John doesn’t have tomorrow off. Of course, he gets the week between Christmas and New Year’s off, so I don’t feel that sorry for him. We had a good couple of days together. Yesterday was all about the yard. We got up early, grabbed breakfast, picked up 16 bags of dirt from Home Depot (I think it was our shortest trip to Home Depot ever), scooped and mowed the back yard, raked up the bare spots, put down dirt and seed, put up temporary fencing, blocked the dogs from getting under the deck (and sneaking into the new dirt that’s calling out for digging), and mowed the front yard. All before 2pm. We were really rushing at one point because it looked like the skies were about to open and we didn’t want to get soaked. False alarm. That must have been the cold front coming through, though, because the temperature dropped pretty quickly after that.
Today has been chilly and damp. A perfect day to go to the Waterford Fair! We got all dressed up in our hiking-in-Wales attire (so called because that’s why we bought that stuff – boots and coats and hats) and headed to lovely historic Waterford, which had been taken over by Civil War reenactors (is that really a word?) and craftspeople for the weekend. John carried his umbrella around the whole time, so it didn’t rain on us. We tramped all over town (it’s not very big), shared a hot dog, some mac and cheese, some hot chocolate, and a funnel cake, met some chickens and puppies and sheep, listened to a couple of bluegrass bands, and took care of birthday presents for John’s mom (a little late) and Gaby (early for once, if I can manage to ship it soon).
Tomorrow I plan to clean out some closets. I have shoes and clothes to get rid of, and I need to clear out the linen closet and the cabinet in my bathroom. That might be too ambitious for one day, since I also plan to make a quick run to the mall, but we’ll see how far I get. I’ll be up early since John has to get up for work, so that should help.
Dinner is wine and bread and olive oil. I’m kinda surprised I’m feeling hungry now, after all that food at Waterford, but that was 3 or 4 hours ago…
*”What’s this we bullshit?” -John