While the garage sale managed to consume the majority of my weekend time, I did manage to get a few other things accomplished. I got home from the sale, jumped in the shower and got all gussied up because Pippa and I were having out Christmas card pictures made. I was supposed to meet my friend Kristen at the Green Mountain Nature Trail at 3:30 p.m. but ended up running a little late because I desperately needed gas in my car. Pippa and I finally managed to arrive and walked over to the covered bridge where we were supposed to meet Kristen. She patiently took a million photos and then we parted ways. I haven't seen any of the photos yet, but Kristen said there are some good ones and some funny ones. I look forward to seeing both.
After pictures, we headed back home where I managed to watch the second half of the Alabama-Tennessee game before leaving again to go back over to my parents' house for dinner. My dad grilled filet mignon, made baked potatoes, steamed asparagus, salad, and rolls as well as a cake. All of it was delicious! By the time we were done with dinner, I was done for the day. I was so tired from working all morning and so I took my tired self home and went straight to bed.
Sunday was Parker Pumpkin Carving Night at the home of my cousins, Benny and Jan. This has been a yearly tradition for some time, but this was only my second year to participate. I arrived a little before 6:00 p.m. with my tray of deviled eggs and my large pumpkin to carve.
There was a crowd of maybe 20 or so people, maybe more, I lost count. It seems liked people were coming and going throughout the night. It was a fun group. I carved a basic jack-o-lantern again this year. I may carve another pumpkin on Friday or Saturday, but wanted to quickly get my carving done on Sunday so that I could get out of the way and let the kids have a go. We enjoyed a delicious dinner (as is always the case) and lots of good conversation and laughter. It was a great time, as always.
To say it was a busy weekend was an understatement. This coming weekend should be pretty busy too and then I'll have a break of a low key weekend and I'm really looking forward to that!