Sunday, July 4, 2010
The morning rolled out slowly. We got everyone up, dressed and fed. My husband started working on the broken sprinkler heads in our lawn. The kids rambled in and out of the house. I spun for 15 minutes, just getting the rhythm of plying.
Snag number two happened when we got to our intended lunch location and found that it was closed for the day, too! We quickly defaulted to the "plan B" location and had a very nice lunch with our friends. On the way home, we picked up strawberries and some needed staples at the supermarket. The Boy fell asleep, and did not wake up when I took him from the car to the couch. This was not all a bad thing.
I whipped up a batch of my mother's famous (in our family) chocolate fudge frosting to use as dipping-sauce for our fruit platter. We committed to bringing a "fruit salad" to our neighbor's BBQ, and I settled on Rainier cherries (from Costco), California strawberries (on sale at Alberstons) and local raspberries (picked by child labor, yesterday.. hahaha!). I had to refill the plate with fruit, twice. I think we went through three or four pounds of it. Needless to say, it was a success.
We had an awesome afternoon. There was great food and great company. I got to sit down and get a few rows done on Grandma's shawl at one point. And then later when The Boy wanted to get away for a bit, I came home and picked up the spindle. He flopped on the couch for a little bit to watch a "show", and then apparently refreshed for social interaction, turned off the TV and we went back out to play with the neighbors, again.
Tomorrow, I get to start something new! I'm looking forward to bright colors and playful fibers.