Monday, June 21, 2021
How was your weekend? It is officially summer! Yesterday was the longest day of the year and each day now it will get dark a little earlier – NO!!!!
I am happy to link up today with Heather, Tanya, and more here.
Friday I went to a pool for the first time this summer (not including the rooftop hotel pool)! Pools are funny here. We have neighborhood pools, country club pools, swim club pools, and just a few public pools. We don’t have a neighborhood pool in our neighborhood, so for many years we belonged to a tennis and swim club. I thought about joining this year for just me, but it is still a lot of money, and I didn’t know if I would go more than once a week. So, I realized the best option is a pool I used to take the boys to when they were very little – maybe 3 years old? They have an 18 and over pool that I had never used. It was so nice! It was $10 for the day and is is situated behind a historic home that can be rented out for weddings and parties. My friend Elizabeth joined me and we stayed from 11:00 to almost 3:00.
Look how crowded it got! Another benefit is that you can bring in your own food and alcohol. Many of our pools have strict rules against this. The country club pools only let you buy their food and drink. So, this is a good pool option for me! I brought a sandwich for lunch on a bagel slim and a pre-made ranch water – tequila, lime juice, Topo Chico, and a tiny bit of Crystal Light lemonade powder. Yum!
This weekend I finished Summer Darlings. It was really good. I enjoyed hearing about life on Martha’s Vineyard in the 60’s!
Friday night we ordered pizza and had some charcuterie. All of that sun and pool made me sleepy!
Saturday morning Tom left bright and early for a fishing trip with his Dad. I got up leisurely to a gray and rainy morning. I read and had my coffee outside anyway.
Mason and I went to a flea market that happens once a month. It was the first time we had gone and it was so nice!
It is located near Louisville Stoneware and a really good restaurant and we went in and checked it out.
Mason found a record and some books and I got Tom kettle corn and I bought some earrings. I spent the afternoon reading and cleaning and when Tom got home around 7:00 we had fried rice, leftover pizza, and some broccoli and cauliflower. It was a random dinner night!
Sunday we got bagels for Tom (and us) for breakfast and…
sat at a table watching small planes take off and land…
on our way to the zoo. This was Tom’s pick for how he wanted to spend the day and he was so happy. Jack and Mason were not interested in a posed photo, unfortunately.
It had been years since we had been. They have a new butterfly exhibit I really liked.
We have an albino alligator.
Old zoo photo that I dug up:
We got there right as it opened and left as it was getting super hot. We came home and I made nachos and we rested in the AC. A couple of hours later, Tom and I went to do an exchange at this men’s boutique. I had gotten him a shirt for his birthday that he didn’t love. I got him pants that he did like, so I did o.k.
We stopped at our favorite local market, Paul’s, to get a few things; I made BLTS, corn on the cob, and fries for dinner.
We are watching Bless This Mess on HULU as a family right now and all four of us are really enjoying it. We all like Dax Shepherd. Check it out!
It was a good and full weekend! I hope yours was good, too!