On Saturday, we swept, washed and WAXED our floors. This was my request. Go ahead and say it: I know it's crazy to ask for this as a "special" Saturday activity. Our house has the old-fashioned VCT floors (think of your elementary school) in the kitchen, mud room and all of the bathrooms, and they require MAINTENANCE. So Gregg and I worked as a tag-team, and the floors look wonderful again. I was ridiculously happy about this...it's almost embarrassing to be such a nerd about housekeeping. Then we took a walk, and Gregg did some yard work while I made a birthday gift for a friend's party, and some appetizers, too. The party was great fun Saturday night...Sunny weather, barbecue, old & newer friends...good times.
Sunday morning, David and Gregg went golfing with my dad, and we joined my parents later for dinner at their house. We sat on the deck and watched cruise ships go by, as well as an eagle playing and sitting on a neighbor's dock.
David and Gregg played boules (also known as bocce ball).
It was peaceful and relaxing.
I had the opportunity to catch up with one of my dearest friends from college today on the telephone. I enjoyed laughing with her, just as we had in the old days. It's a gift to find that you can still communicate, after many years apart, just as if no time nor distance had separated you. I also cleaned the house and spent a couple of hours in our yard, cutting blackberry canes and vines. David helped me by hauling them up into our woods (they will be burned later, when we get a permit). I have scratches all over my forearms, and am cozy and tired in my bathrobe, after dinner, a walk with Gregg and a nice hot bath.
I am sad to say that we received some hard news this weekend. One of our young friends in the cancer community has found that she has a recurrence of brain tumor. If you would like to pray for her or give her & her family a word of encouragement, please visit www.caringbridge.org/visit/hannahhunt.