Last night my favorite weatherman, Scot Hetsko, said Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. I agree with him one hundred per cent. Even though school doesn't finish here in New York until late June, I have always begun to celebrate summer at Memorial Day.
Cheryl wrote about her summer plans yesterday. That made me think about our weekend plans, as well as our summer ones.
Before tackling those plans, here's a little recap of the past week here in our little corner of the world.
Poor Jim. It's not enough that his carpal tunnel surgery was unsuccessful and he is in constant pain in his right hand. Now he has the mother of all colds. I really don't remember him having a cold this bad in a long, long time. This has been a truly miserable week for him. Our weekend plans were to go to the Adirondacks with our friends Bruce and Shelly to open their cabin, but Wednesday Jim had to finally admit that he was too sick to go. We felt really bad. Number one, because we LOVE going to the mountains and number two, because Bruce and Shelly had planned on our help. We're hoping we can go up sometime in the next couple of weeks to help. There is much to be done before the wedding in July.
My week was a busy one. Workwise, Tracy and I worked hard and accomplished much. She is doing a great job and will be a cracker jack Library Director. We attended her first Board of Trustees meeting for which she prepared all the reports. She conducted her first staff meeting, sent her first book order, kept up with the library blog and generally did everything a library director does. Hence, I am now out of a job. Isn't that great news? I plan to stop by her office for a short time this morning to go over one or two things and then I'm officially re-retired.
Which brings me to my plans for the weekend. First of all, for the first time in weeks, I didn't set my alarm this morning. It felt really good to wake up at my leisure, read the paper (including the comics), have my coffee and come in here to post.
Oh yes, before I started this post, I went out and took a couple of pictures of the lilacs. The purple ones belong to my neighbor to the south; the white ones are ours.
When I sign off here, I'm off to visit Florence, do some grocery shopping, visit the wine store and whatever else suits my fancy. I am all atwitter.
As much as I was looking forward to the mountains, I am pleased to have this long, wonderful weekend to attack some projects here at home. I am hoping to:
get my sun porch ready for summer (as well as spend some time relaxing out there)
do some weeding an mulching in my perennial garden. It sorely needs my attention.
Cook a really nice meal for my dear hubby this evening.
Organize and straighten up my work room.
Make some cards.
IF Jim feels better, see the new Indiana Jones movie
I think that is probably more than enough for one weekend. I'm also looking forward to being back in church on Sunday as I've missed the last two Sundays.
As the summer stretches out before us, I am smilingly (is that a word?) thinking about some of our plans. We start next weekend with our trip to Michigan for Meghan's wedding and a weekend with our kids. I'm so excited. I bought a new dress yesterday. I hated to do that as I am in the middle of this weight loss thing and I know I won't wear it long. BUT, I had nothing presentable that really fit me, and the dress WAS on sale, sooooo. But I digress. Back to summer plans.
We are looking forward to the LPGA when the brothers, wives and girlfriends will visit us. It's always a rollicking good time. I plan to attend this year and am really looking forward to it. Soon after that is Kara's wedding in the mountains. We plan to spend the entire 4th of July weekend there. We are also looking forward to some day trips, a visit or two to PA to see the MIL, our 40th wedding anniversary and perhaps (gas prices allowing) a trip to Seattle.
That looks like a good list of things to post about as they occur. In the meantime, let's all enjoy this wonderful long weekend. And let's take some time this weekend to remember the veterans who sacrificed for our freedom.