Someone once said, "I don't see why you get so excited about holiday weekends. Isn't every day a holiday when you are retired?"
Yes. And no. I try to live by some routine, but it is my routine and not dictated by work demands, so yes. But still, there is something special about a few free days. Part of it is that Rick isn't working then so we have more time together. And part is "just because."
The past few days brought some good fun. Because it was so warm, there were a couple of grill days. Rick made burger buns and they were just delicious! Made the burger all the tastier!
And before it got to be in the 90s, I made this delicious brown butter rhubarb cake, courtesy of a recipe on A Delightful Repast. (Thanks, Jean!) My friend Kate passed on some rhubarb and it was a wonderful recipe. The little bit on the top was a drizzle of a cinnamon glaze -- just powdered sugar, cinnamon and enough milk (not much) to make it "glazey."
I enjoyed several nice walks to the Ditch and saw my new friends!
When the first thing you see as you cross the street into the path is this, you know it's going to be a great Doe-a-deer day!
Harry was out, too.
And I met a lovely dog who was very good about not barking in the presence of the deer...
...or this goose family.
And I loved this photo -- the water looks almost like marbled paper. It's good to see new life at the Ditch.
Rick's in the process of stripping doors and bringing them back to their natural wood look and it's a bigger project than he thought. The weather isn't helping. But we took a break to do cemetery flowers, and after I got the rest of my plants in pots and seeds in the ground.
There was time at the pool, time to paint, time to prep for a short trip and time with friends. Just a laid-back time.
And really, isn't that what holiday weekends are all about?
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