Monday, July 27, 2009

Weekend highlights

We had a brief visit with Kerry & Hugh Sat morning before they left for their reunion. Spouse went for his personal trainer appointment, and I drank coffee and watched 3 episodes of "Sell This House" from 8:30-10:00. It was a nice and relaxing morning!

Once Spouse returned, we packed a bag with snacks and drinks and headed to the beach. It was pretty warm (upper 80s) and rather humid, but the cool breezes coming off the ocean made for a lovely day at the beach. We sat and talked with Steve & Thad, Bob, and Rusty. Somehow we got onto the topic of blogs and I wound up explaining to them about Followers, and some of the features of my blog (Friday fragments, Crush du Jour, etc.). Then Thad's nephew pulled up my blog on his iPhone and passed it around. We had a lot of fun!

Kerry & Hugh returned so the 4 of us went to dinner at M. Gallucio Italian Eatery. Spouse had lasagna, I had penne with feta and kalamata olives, Kerry had cream of asparagus soup and a portabello and crab dish, and Hugh had tortellini and Italian sausage in a tomato/cream sauce. We were too full for dessert. Afterward Spouse & I watched TV while Kerry & Hugh returned to their reunion.

Sun morning Spouse slept in but I was awake and unable to go back to sleep at 8:30 so I got up. Kerry & Hugh returned to the reunion for a little while to say goodbye, then the 4 of us hung out and talked until lunchtime. We had sandwiches at the Ocean Point Grill, and then they headed home.

Spouse & I moved our stuff out of the master bathroom and into the hallway/guest bathroom, in preparation for today's demolition. The workmen are expecting to cut a hole in the bathroom wall that will become the access point into the new space. Since access into the master bath is from our bedroom, we rolled up the area rug and pushed some stuff around to make it easy for the workmen to get things in and out. We removed the bed linens and pillows from the bed and set up one of the guest bedrooms with our everyday stuff (alarm clock, cell phone chargers, etc.).

We needed to pick up a few items at the grocery store, so while there we also bought a birthday card and a small bouquet of flowers for our neighbor Claudia's birthday. Claudia is a dear woman who we've come to know and love in our 2 1/2 years here. She's always bright, friendly, and kind. She's been going through some legal trouble this year (related to her father's passing without a will) so we wanted to be sure we didn't miss acknowledging her birthday. She was very happy when we stopped over with the card and flowers, and gave us both hugs and kisses. This was just another reminder that small things to us can mean a lot to others.

Spouse & I ate leftovers from M. Gallucio for dinner and watched TV. It wasn't an 'exciting' weekend, but it was an enjoyable one.

Crush du Jour: Daniel Sunjata


Bob said...

Sounds like a perfectly lovely weekend to me!

Steve said...

We enjoyed the weekend too ! The beach was fun !

Stephen said...

Sometimes NOT getting much done is perfect for a weekend. I wish that I could see the beaches in Delaware. We are having dinner with Michael & Jamie tonight. 101 degrees in Portland!

Joy said...

The weekend sounds great! Relaxing and social and productive!

Steven said...

Sounds like a fantabulous weekend was had by all. With all of the construction work you are undergoing, it's nice to know that no snags have been encountered along the way. Or at least the worst was only the rafters that couldn't be re-used because of their profile.