It's hard to believe that the long weekend is almost over. Weekends don't seem long to me anymore anyway, since it's the same old thing all the time. Not working for 9 years does that to you. Or maybe it's just me! Anyway, my weekend has been rather nice.
My parents' 35th anniversary was last Monday. My sistores and I had been trying to come up with a surprise for them, but we were trying to look around, shop and compare, and come up with the best prices for what we could try to afford. So, we didn't have our surprise ready on Monday to tell them. Friday, however, we put the plan into action! I made a homemade anniversary card with a picture of my parents on the front from Mandy's wedding. On the inside of the card, I wrote some nice stuff, and at the end, gave them 3 options to choose from. They were Surprise #1, #2, and #3! I walked down to my parents' house around 6:30. Joanie was on the porch, and we chatted for a bit. My mom saw me and asked if I was going out to dinner with them, but I said I had already eaten. My parents had no idea what we were planning! My mom came out on the porch to water some plants, and we were chatting for a bit. When Mandy and Ron and the kids pulled up, she said "What's going on?" Then she saw Ron take a cake out of the car, and she said "Ok, what is going on??" We eventually had everyone in the dining room, and I called Lisa and put her on speakerphone. My mom read the card I made so Lisa could hear it, and then my parents had to make the tough decision on which surprise to pick! My dad chose Surprise #3! Then we started throwing out hints. Lisa said you could tap dance on it. Ron said you could eat off it if it was really clean. I can't remember what else was said, but Mandy finally made this big long gesture with her arms and said "It's flooring!" She had to say it 3 times because my parents seemed a big flabbergasted! They were really surprised!! After that, we all sat down to enjoy the ice cream cake, and watch the kids be kids. They are just so cute!!
I spent the early afternoon on Saturday getting rid of some winter clothes, and going through my summer ones to see what I could keep. I ended up getting rid of so many shirts that are just way too small on me. I mean, I'm 33, not 20 anymore. It's not all that attractive to be wearing my low-rise jeans with a shirt that doesn't quite make it to the top of the jeans, and a stomach protruding. LOL So I seriously need to shop for some summer shirts! I'm glad that at least all of the skirts and shorts I had from last summer still fit. Although a couple new pairs could be needed, too!
Saturday evening, we went to dinner at The Silo in Lewiston with my cousin, Ryhan, Aunt Jane, and the little girl they are watching for the weekend. They decided to drive up from Horseheads, NY for a couple days. They had gone to the Buffalo Zoo, then took the little one to the Falls, and then came to my parents' house so we could go to dinner. It was a fun time! Mandy and Ron and the kids came a bit later to have ice cream, and the kids played with the little girl for quite awhile. They were running all over the place! I envy the kids, they have so much more energy than any of the adults there! Ron was running around with them a bit, too, and they were thoroughly enjoying it! Eventually it was time to go! The fresh air was really nice, but I was tired when I got home! I just hung out in the bedroom with Mittens and the laptop until bedtime!
Today I got up and decided to go to church. I called my mom a little too late to ask if she was going too, so I ended up going by myself. Then this afternoon I went with my parents to Home Depot, where Mandy met us to look at flooring. They picked out some options, and bought a few samples to see what it would look like in their house. Then I went to Tops with them, bought a few things, and after they dropped me off at home, I took a brief nap with Mittens! I walked down to my parents' house around 5 and hung out with them. We had a yummy dinner, I looked at the floor samples with them, and then walked home! It's been a tiring day, and I am so ready to go to bed early tonight!!
I don't really have any plans for tomorrow. There are so many things I could be doing. A friend of mine asked me if I could try and sell her daughter's Precious Moments figurines on Ebay, so I need to go through them all, maybe group some, and take pictures. I also want to take pictures of the small bookmarks I made with beads, so I can add them to my Etsy store. Soooo, maybe tomorrow will be picture day?? We'll see, I guess!