April 14, 2013

Spring is finally here.  I can tell Spring is here, because we started ripping up the front yard, cleaning out the back yard, and planting flowers in every place we have something resembling soil.  Better weather also means more chores around the house.  Don’t you love it?

Saturday saw me at the box bright and early.  Miss Carley had made her return and remembered that she is the bomb and can totally rock a workout.  (Something I think she had forgotten, at least inside the box.)  My friend Mechem also came out for her second visit to Cantina CrossFit.  I guess she really likes it, she joined the same day!  I didn’t get the chance to stay for the regular workout on Saturday, which was disappointing.  Saturday was a Hero WOD in honor of former U.S. Navy SEAL Glen Doherty.  A hero WOD is usually pretty tough, and very, very special.  I wish I could have stayed for this one.

What I did instead was meet King Edward in the front yard, still in my workout gear, and shovel rock.  Lots and lots of rock.  We are repairing the damage done to our yard from the broken water main and its repair.  You may remember the water main story, it was the “P-word” disaster directly after the shower and sprinkler system debacle.  No?  Does this help?

Trenched through the yard.

Or maybe this?

All the way through the yard.

So now we have to repair the damage done to our sprinklers system, and therefore the yard and flower bed it once supported.  Say, are you free over… the next three weekends?  Maybe you could come and help!  What’s that?  You are already busy?  Oh, ok, I understand.

Don’t get me wrong, the weekend wasn’t all working out and working.  Saturday evening I spent with some very good friends at a baby shower for my friend Stephanie’s daughter.  Stephanie is about to be a Grandma again, and this time she is getting a granddaughter.  She did a beautiful job on the party, all in a butterfly theme, and put Martha Stewart to shame in the crafting of the decorations and the party favors.  I myself walked out with a tiny bottle of honey, a tiny baby bottle filled with candy, and a hard candy lollipop with wildflower seeds and pink and purple seed pods, all decked out with the baby’s name and instructions where needed.  She is going to have a lot of fun with this little girl!  (And I got candy, BONUS!)

Sunday was more relaxing. Well, after the six hours of homework that the morning presented.  King Edward and I took a quick trip to the dump to get rid of the debris from Saturday’s yard work.  Then we went to lunch and to pick up food for the puppies.  Earthwise Pets is awesome, they keep track of the dog food and treats that we buy so we always know what we are getting.  They also have a loyalty program so you earn $$ off as you go.  Sunday I needed two bags of food for two hungry doggies, and I had earned one free bag, plus $5 off the other.  Not bad!  That paid for our lunch!

I love my weekends.  I love unexpected front yard beautification projects, and butterfly party favors.  I love spending time with people I adore and watching them enjoy each other too.  I love a surprise lunch, and the occasional surprise bargain. (I really do love a bargain, just ask anyone.)  And I love the fact that I am blessed with each of these little gifts, and with the ability to recognize them and give thanks.

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