we started our weekend on friday. jon had already worked an exorbitant amount of hours by thursday that by the time friday morning rolled around he was either taking the day off or i was going to call in a bomb threat to his work. thankfully he was given the day off, and so we did what we do best, and that is spend the day by the river. it was a perfect day too, and by 11am or so i had my pants rolled up and the layers peeled off onto a blanket on the shore. shahala, zion, and pete joined us for awhile. at one point i turned around to see conrad with his safari hat looking quite like a little person down on a trail with zion in her halter top right behind him following along. it was one of those sights i'll never forget because the two of them looked so grown up, like a little couple out on a walk in the forest together, sharing secrets and rocks.
saturday i did my yard saling thing. a total bust, especially compared to last saturday when i scored everything from a nice living room rug to a sur la table serving dish to a baby moses carrier to a Diane von Fürstenberg skirt to a train set to pine toy box to a...oh i could go on and on and on. i did walk away with an old dresser that i got for twenty dollars-a DIY moment you could say-i bought it with the notion i would sand it down, put a finish on it, replace the knobs, and voila, a pottery barn-esque $1,000 dresser that only cost me $20 plus the supplies. of course once i got it home and began sanding it, it soon dawned on me i would be sanding the blasted thing till the new baby comes.
after i got home from my yard saling bust i walked downtown and met conrad and jon at medford's pear blossom parade. we stayed for awhile, long enough to consume a decent amount of vendor food and watch the firetrucks and crazy shriners go by.
sunday we skipped church. i was tired and needed a nap only a hour after waking up. after i finally did wake up we went to a nearby lake with a neighbor kid who so sweetly invited himself along. i made sandwiches, brought all the fixings for strawberry shortcake then of course forgot the forks to eat it with; conrad and me chased one another around, went for a walk down on the dock, while jon taught neighbor kid mike how to fish.
it's monday now and the house needs to be reminded i haven't forgotten it, so does the empty refrigerator.