Monday, July 14, 2014

The Weekend Gazette

I've been really bad at fostering friendships the past few years, so if you're one of the few people whose blog I actually post on, I'm not sure whether that makes you lucky or not. (ha ha)

My days have slowed down dramatically. I should have my house spotless by now, but I don't. Somewhere between raising seven children and caring for my mother, I lost track of how to keep a clutter-free home. Truthfully, part of me doesn't really care, and since I hoard only the "normal" stuff, I'm not too worried about whether or not it will eventually be clutter-free or not.  We can still sit on furniture, the floors are visible, I can usually find what I'm looking for, and we still take the trash to the curb on a regular weekly basis, unless we forget. Yes, we do have counter tops and they are visible... Today I made Avocado Gazpacho (recipe here), mowed a good section of lawn, and did the dishes. I don't feel terribly accomplished, but there have been a few accomplishments none the less. Maybe I can do something else wonderful before My Darling arrives home.

We had a very nice weekend together. We stopped at the Original Candy Kitchen for a fish fry Friday evening, took a walk around the block in town, and stopped to visit some friends on the way home. I failed at my attempt to find someone who wanted to go to the Cornhill Arts Festival in Rochester on Saturday morning, but I did find a husband willing to spend time with me after a half day of work. We went to Homearama but found ourselves unimpressed. I guess high-end expensive homes just don't have the allure they might have possessed 20 years ago. Toward evening we took a ride down to Sodus Point and then got a burger at Orbakers before a quick stop at Yia Yia's for a baby sized cone. Sunday morning we visited Calvary Chapel in Webster, went out for breakfast, and spent the afternoon at Dave and Leta's for Aubrey's birthday dinner.

I guess it's been a pretty productive weekend over all. I even squeezed in a little grocery shopping Saturday morning and every day I try to send a Facebook note or two to Hannah. I don't want her to forget about me or anything. :0)


  1. How could she forget you Martha!
    You are unforgetable!
    Your weekend sounds perfect to me...
    Lots of time spent with your Darling...Perfect!
    enjoy your week ahead...
    Linda :o)
    ps...she will be home before you know it♥️

    1. I guess it would take a pretty good bump on the head to forget about a mom, huh?
      It was a very nice weekend even if I did want to cry when I couldn't find anyone to hang out with... which doesn't really make anyone want to hang out with me... I'm afraid I'm getting empty nest syndrome....
      Yes, she will be home before I know it. Isn't that nice? :0)

    2. Maybe the really hard part is knowing that someday I'll have to let her go completely. And she's my baby.

  2. Perfectly clean houses are boring. That's my thought and I'm sticking to it. ha. Although I did mop the kitchen floor, vacuum and cleaned one bathroom today. But that was only because I was afraid someone would catch a disease it had been so long since I'd done it. haha.

    Loved your weekend...sounds very fun to me!

    1. I thought about mopping the floor. That has to count for something. Ha ha! I like the disease part. I can relate to that one.

      It was a lovely weekend.

  3. Thanks for thinking to same on Saturday. On many Saturdays. I have no plans, so ask again. I've never been to the public market before. It was on my list from last summer, and I never did it. Will you take me?

    Anyway...we did have a nice visit with the Falkes who were here visiting from Canada. We had not seen them in 5 years. They came 2 years ago, but we were out of town. I was so sad to have missed them.

  4. I tried to correct my typo....but it wouldn't let me. I am restyling the first sentence.

    Thanks for thinking to ask me on Saturday.

    1. We will do something together. I have days besides Saturday too. It was just one of those days I was meant to spend with James.
      So glad you got to spend time with Jeff and Amy. There will be other festivals and places to go.
      Hmm.... public market... Nate and Sabrina are moving this weekend but maybe we could go to the market early. I won't need to be at the house until noon.