Well the long weekend is finally over. I’m sitting here winding down and getting ready to head to bed after a delightful long weekend off.
Yesterday Ali and Kyle came over for dinner, Erin made friend chicken for us along with all the fixins’ of cole slaw, baked beans, and chips and dip. After dinner we headed out to Cicero to watch the fireworks over the lake. I think we all got a bit bored while the fireworks were actually going off though, we had more fun people watching before it got dark.
This morning I got up and painted the shed a second time with my grandpa, it’s got two full coats on it now so it should be good to go, although I might put one more coat on before winter just to be tripley sure.
I did manage to get into town today and picked up a new bird feeder and shepherd’s hook to hang it on for our yard. I also got a rain gauge for the garden, I’m always intrigued by the weather.
Tonight, we went to Ali’s for dinner at Five Guys and then hung out for a while playing Scattergories, always good times.
I’d better get to bed though, Erin’s not feeling well and I want to get in bed before she falls asleep so I don’t wake her.
Wow. I totally turned my evening around. First off, right after I posted about being sick, I went upstairs in the library, put in my headphones, listened to a little Rob Costlow and started reading Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut. Quite possibly the greatest I’ve read in a long time. After about half an hour I called Erin and then went to the Breakfast House. I sat down, got a cup of coffee and continued reading. I read the **whole thing**, all 275 pages of it. Read this book!
I drank an amazing amount of coffee, I honestly lost track of how many cups I had in an hour and a half. I also enjoyed some people watching while I was there, nothing exciting, just people going about their lives. It’s fun to see how people act when they think no one is watching.
I honestly don’t think I could have been more relaxed than I was tonight. I was away from everything and it felt great. I had my music, a great book, and just peace and quiet. I loved every minute of it.
Of course after the Breakfast House I headed to Starbucks to enjoy a nice game of Poker with Jake, John, Kyle, and Orion. I lost, quickly, but it was still fun. I’m home now and headed to bed… I still feel like crap.
BTW, thanks for letting me borrow the book Danielle, a true classic, I loved every page.