Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A Splendid Weekend

Summer is winding down, but the weekend fun is not, which is just fine by me because soon ti will be football season and I won't want to do much other than sit in the stands on Friday nights or front of the TV on Saturdays yelling at 15-21 year-old boys. I can't help it, it's the way I was raised. 

Friday I had big plans to mow the lawn, but it rained that afternoon and I'm not a fan of cutting wet grass. So, I postponed the mowing and got some things inside marked off the list instead. 

Saturday morning I was up early and did a few more chores before cleaning myself up and taking The Pip to the vet. It was time for her monthly nail trim and I needed to get a weight on her to determine which heartworm medicine she needed for the month. She weighed 55.5 pounds this go around which is her largest weight yet; so, maybe she isn't finished growing after all. The whole trip lasted about 20 minutes and we were soon back home. 

Around 10:00 a.m., I headed over to my friends Paul and Leah's house for breakfast. Our friend Katie, who got married in June, was in town for a few hours (literally) and so Paul and Leah hosted a group of us so that we could catch up with Katie and Jonathan. It was a great group of people and so much fun. We had breakfast burritos which was a first for me. Breakfast burritos have never really appealed to me, but I gave it a go, stuffed it with what I liked and found that actually, I really enjoyed it. I would definitely have this again and would even make it at home. It was a great idea because it was filling and everyone could make their own to their own liking. 

I left Paul and Leah's a little after noon and went straight to the movie theater to catch the 12:30 showing of "Get On Up". I hope I will find the time to review this for you all before the weekend because it really was not worth $7.25. This one is a rental in my humble opinion. After the movie, I went back to Paul and Leah's to pick Leah up so that we could venture over to Lowe Mill for the Splendid Shindig which was put on by Piper and Leaf

Piper and Leaf is a local tea company here in Huntsville and they have all kinds of delicious teas which they sell at the various farmers markets around town. Leah was actually the one who introduced me to their tea. They have opened a permanent home in Lowe Mill in case you need a tea fix and it's not market day. So, they were having their grand opening event this past Saturday and they called it the Splendid Shindig, named after the festival in "Pollyanna". 

There were lots of vendors out for the day. they had all set up booths selling various and sundry goods. There were also activities for children and adults. We perused the booths and also the inside of Lowe Mill and, of course, bought some tea. There were quite a few people in attendance and it seemed as though everyone was having a nice time which was really great to see. 

We left Lowe Mill about 5:00 p.m. and I dropped Leah off and headed back home to The Pip. I spent the rest of the evening watching "Summer Magic" one of my favorite old movies and finishing up the laundry. It was such a fun, full day spent with great friends. I am truly blessed. 

1 comment:

Erika said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! I'm glad to know Piper & Leaf has a permanent home now :)
And breakfast burritos....so yummy.