yes, chockablock. such a fun and rarely used (at least in my world) word. a very full weekend just happened in these parts. and it didn't even involve any driving out to the hospital, a first in over a month and a half of weekends, I believe. which isn't to say that she has been moved out of the hospital and into the (rather nearby to me) rehab hospital yet, as we'd hoped would happen last week. because she hasn't. in fact, she moved back to ICU (yes, really) for a few days instead. but she's back out of there now, maintaining things well and so we're hoping to be back on board for a transfer soon, soon. come on mama, let's get moving!
what with all the chockablock-ness and sunshine this weekend, I've got little energy now to ramble on like I usually do, and seeing as how I have a hard time keeping things brief (if you are my husband, or if you've ever been on the receiving end of a voicemail from me then you know this) otherwise, I'm making a list. a list of the goodness that filled our weekend so.
-Saturday early (for a weekend morning, anyway) a.m. bike ride to ballet class (via a rummage sale where I scored two boxes of mason jars for $2.50)
-on the way home from ballet we basked in the opening day of the fantastic tailgate market in our town. music, hot drinks, fresh pastries, good folks and friendly conversation, kids chasing each other around the field..... I am so, SO glad it's market season again
-caught our first ever swarm(!) and got them settled into a top bar hive we just happened to have, thanks to a friend who gifted it to us last fall
-rode the bikes back to town for the grand opening of a new (well, under new ownership) farmer's market/natural foods store. more music & sunshine. more laughing with friends, and some wandering about the (complete with herb spirals, rain barrels and chickens) gardens. there is a plan to add a juice and coffee bar, and much more. methinks it all sounds quite promising
-home. laundry on the line. painted supers to add to the hives soon.
-finished off an eventful day with dinner/drinks/merriment at our friends' place
-Sunday is easy. Sunday involved me waking early to bake muffins and then working on hanging our annual art show (for the after school art program I work with) at the public library here in town. from about 9:15 a.m. until 5:30 a.m. well over a thousand pieces of art are now covering the walls and even parts of the ceiling and many tabletops in the multipurpose room of the library. Claire split the day hanging with her (our) good friends and watching videos (Frozen and Kid's Yoga, a good balancing act there, I think) at the library while I worked. we came home and sat in the remaining sunbeams in the backyard and ate mango popsicles before dinner. as you just sometimes have to do. and now I'm off to read some more of How Yoga Works and settle in, body feeling contentedly tired from the bike rides and sunshine and the up-and-down all day of hanging the art show.
*weekending with amanda