I took today off to make an extra long weekend and it still didn’t feel long enough!!
Friday night my friend Paul and I headed down to Ross Street to check out the Rock N’Red Deer Cruise Night. Lots of old cars lined the streets and even more circling down Ross. It was jam packed with people checking out all the wheels. Lots of fun. It was even better with a Peppermint Andy’s popsicle AND rhubarb cake from The Stache food truck.
Saturday Layne and I got to enjoy the farmer’s market together for the first time all summer. We did the usual loop, stopped in for sausage and perogies and to say hi to Foui before coming back to dismantle my spare bed and set up the baby dresser. Slowly but surely getting things started in the baby room! That night I went to a BBQ/fire at the boys house which turned into storm watching. The lightning was incredible! Unfortunately when the rain finally hit, it put an end to the fire so no weenie roasting or s’more making could happen. We just moved our storm watching to the garage where we had a good visit into the wee morning hours. I’m surprised I managed to stay as long as I did, but think the afternoon nap I had may have helped!
Sunday Layne went paintballing in Sylvan with his buddies and dropped me off at my aunt and uncles cabin to visit with them and my grandma who were spending the weekend there. I had a lovely time hanging out in the sun listening to the water hit the shore all afternoon. Only downfall was my poor sensitive skin got a bit over cooked.
I even got to visit an old friend!
Moby, formerly known as Moose, used to be my kitty. We had to give him up to my aunt and uncle when he developed allergies and could no longer live in our barn outside. Now he’s a spoiled city cat living in Calgary. At one point he even demanded ice cubes in his water dish. How things have changed from the days of hunting mice! He’s such a beautiful cat and I’m glad he’s with family where I can visit him!
Once we were back in Red Deer we built another fire for attempt number two at s’mores night. We ended up having a delicious dinner of veggies and potatoes roasted over the fire, corn on the cob, pork chops and sausages before moving on to the s’more dessert. Mmmm, so good. I love sitting by a fire just as much as I love sitting by the water so it was a perfect day. The fire even meant crossing an item off the summer bucket list!
Monday was a holiday and a couple of us decided to drive up to Edmonton for the Heritage Fest. It’s basically a big multicultural festival with countries all over the world selling food and putting on cultural demonstrations.
It was a fun day but SUPER hot and humid out and I was melting all afternoon. By the time I got home all I could manage was a cold shower before passing out in bed. I was out cold because I apparently missed a huge storm. Oops.
After a solid and much needed 14 hours in bed, I was up for my extra day off. I had hoped to get some stuff done around the house but my slow and lazy morning put a damper on that. I had lunch plans with an old friend who I haven’t seen forever, stopped at the bank to exchange some pounds that were leftover from Manchester last year, bought new sheets for the bed, threw some laundry in before my chiropractor appointment and dinner with a friend. Hopefully tomorrow night I’ll have the energy to get some cleaning done!!
All in all, I had a fantastic super long weekend. I seriously wish every weekend could be filled with family, friends and fun in the sun! Not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow…