|Crepe myrtle, sage and cannas in my back yard.|
This has been the strangest weekend for me. I worked last Sunday afternoon and evening getting payroll ready to be processed a day early since this week had a holiday in it. So I was able to take off Friday and have a four day weekend. I have been extremely busy at work lately and it has carried over into getting home late most evenings, so Thursday I didn't really know what to do with myself. Yesterday was much easier, and today was fun! Tomorrow starts Vacation Bible School so next week will be busy, too. I am very thankful I was able to take these four days off!
Because of the rain and thunder storms my son and I opted not to go to any fireworks shows this year. Or any parades. I guess when you hit the big 17 you just feel like a kid if you go to a parade. Well, being a 40 something woman, sometimes I think it's nice to feel like a kid and go to a parade. However, we just hung around the house after going to WalMart (to cash his paycheck) and then his favorite store, Game Stop. Why would you want to go to Game Stop?!? It's so BORING! But we didn't forget why we celebrate the Fourth. I am very grateful for all the sacrifices that were made for me and my family to live in a free country, and to worship in a manner we choose. Of course we remembered my grandfather, my son's great grandfather, who passed away a couple of years ago. He served in World War II and was highly decorated. My son thinks of him as a hero (I do, too!). I think it's really great that not only I and my siblings, but my children got to spend a great deal of time with our Papa. He was an awesome man, and we miss him.
|Elephant ears, monkey grass and hostas in backyard corner.|
|My attempt at a dishcloth|
Today I decided to do a little painting. I had a blank canvas and tons of photos, and my sister (once again the one with the good ideas) suggested that I paint one of my floral photos for my room. This is what I came up with:
Now I am waiting on the roast to finish cooking, will cook some rice and pop in some french bread, and dinner will be ready. Right now it smells really good! There is enough food that dinner will be ready for the rest of the week. Especially since we start Vacation Bible School next week, and we get fed at the church every night.
How has your weekend gone? What did you do on the Fourth? And don't worry, this was an extraordinary weekend for me!