Monday, September 6, 2010

Long Weekend

What a great weekend! The last warm long weekend of the year. Partially warm. Today was rainy and cold. Perfect for staying indoors, knitting and reading around the fire

We had a long "to-do" list, which happily got completed with ease.

Take down the canopy

Cut the lawn

Clean the garage

Give Paul a haircut. (I have been cutting his hair FOREVER!)

Fix leaky taps in bathroom

Go to a movie! (Me. I went. With Jill, my daughter.) More on that later.


Go to Pike Lake canoeing

Stack firewood for winter. Chop wood for kindling.
Make lasagna, bake cookies, grill shrimp.

Yes, it was a good weekend. What a contrast in weather though. Almost unbelievable. On Friday it was warm in the morning and by the time we got to Pike Lake with the canoe shortly after noon, it was really warm. We didn't bring Athena's swim suit so after our 1 1/2 hour canoe trip I stripped her down and sent her off into the lake.

What fun she had. Catching minnows and snails. Swimming and running along the beach.

And in typical "only child/ home schooled" fashion, she has trouble with socialization skills, as you can plainly see.

The weather is turning cool very quickly. I feel the chill of an early fall. Still, we ate dinner outside 3 of the 4 nights. Who cares if we had to don a sweater to do so. We do what we do. And to reiterate one of my favorite quotes: "There is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothes."

Back to school tomorrow. Despite the rain forecast (oh the poor farmers) this week is going to be wonderful!


Jen said...

Love that picture of Dad. So cute.

Sounds like a nice weekend.

affectioknit said...

What a fun day! I love that saying too - they say it here in ND - and I must say that it's true - we find that we do more things outside here in the wintertime than we did outside in SC in the summertime...

Dawn said...

Your weekend sounds like fun. Do you have your own canoe? Our weather has changed dramatically to. The kids were swimming in the river on Saturday, but last night we had to turn on the heater.

Tara said...

Nice to have one last long swim and enjoy the summery temps. Things are cooling off here as well and it is so welcome :0)

Michelle said...

Dawn, we do have a canoe. We just bought it a few weeks ago and I love it. I wish I could go alone but there is no way I could hook it up to my truck by myself.

Heather said...

We had lovely weather here as well, for the last long weekend in summer.